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Congress To Field “Young And New” Candidates In Goa Polls


Congress will announce the primary checklist of its candidates for the upcoming Goa polls.

Panaji:

The Congress would announce the primary checklist of its candidates for the upcoming Goa polls by the tip of this month, state get together president Girish Chodankar mentioned on Sunday and added {that a} bulk of the nominees can be younger and new.

Addressing a press convention, Mr Chodankar iterated that MLAs who had defected and joined different events won’t be thought-about.

“The process of short-listing candidates for the Goa polls will gather momentum as the AICC has announced a screening committee for Goa. At least 70 to 80 per cent of Congress’ candidates will be young and new,” he mentioned.

Elections are due in Goa in February subsequent 12 months.

Mr Chodankar mentioned block committees of the get together will probably be taken into confidence whereas deciding the candidates.

“More importance would be given to the candidates recommended by the block committees in respective constituencies,” he mentioned.

The Congress chief refused to touch upon a pre-poll alliance with like-minded events.

In the 2017 Goa Assembly polls, the Congress had gained the best 17 seats within the 40-member House proscribing the BJP at 13. However, the BJP allied with regional parties- GFP and MGP- to kind a authorities below the late Manohar Parrikar.

Over years, the Congress’ energy dwindled to 4 as many MLAs converted to the ruling BJP. Faleiro lately joined TMC.

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