SANKHALI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has hinted that Shripad Naik will be the candidate for BJP’s North Goa Lok Sabha seat in 2024.
“I am sure the people of Sankhali once again give a strong mandate in favour of BJP for Loksabha polls 2024. I appeal people of Goa to vote for “Bhau” in the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls
Sawant also said that his target is to win South Goa seat in 2024 LS Elections.
On the other hand Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Tourism and North Goa MP Shripad Naik said that the issue of denying a ticket to the standing MP is very rare unless there is a shortcoming from the person’s side.
“In the BJP, we never demand the ticket and even I as the MP cannot demand for a ticket, leave alone any person who are may be demanding the ticket,” said Naik.
He further said that the ticket will be decided by the parliamentary board committee and because the BJP is getting good support, some persons may want to be a part of the party.
“There is no competition here and no question of some persons creating a hype claiming for the ticket. The people talking of seeking the MP ticket may be feeling that they just be a part of politics and are immature,” he added.
The committee has also reportedly not shown any inclination to propose an alternate candidate for North Goa as speculations were rife that Tanavade is staking a claim for 2024.
“There is no point in raising questions over the candidate. We have our leader in North Goa who is winning the polls for the last five terms and is working for the people,” Tanavade said.
Sitting MP Shripad Naik, who also holds a Cabinet berth in the Narendra Modi government, said the names for polls are not decided and if any names are doing the rounds, these were rumours.