Cong declares 22 seats, Babush from St Cruz, Sopte-Patnekar get tickets

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 04 February 2012 13:01 IST

Congress has declared first list of 22 candidates. It includes all former Congress MLAs, except Victoria Fernandes (St Cruz), Pandurang Madkaikar (Cumbarjua) and Alex Reginald Lawrenco (Curtorim).

Congress has also rewarded Dayanand Sopte (Mandrem) and Rajesh Patnekar (Bicholim) for quitting the BJP.

Most interesting among it is Babush Monseratte being declared as St Cruz candidate, indicating that all efforts of Victoria Fernandes to field her son Rudolph have gone waste.

Congress however has not yet declared Taleigao candidate.

The only two new candidates declared in the list are Panaji Mayor Yatin Parekh from Panaji and Caetan Xavier from Cortalim.

GPCC president Subhash Shirodkar, who was defeated by BJP’s Mahadev Naik, has been nominated from Shiroda once again.

Congress has also not declared Benaulim seat, from where Churchill’s daughter Valanka has already started her campaign.

Similarly, the Congress has kept on hold the candidature of Taleigao, which was held by Babush earlier. He wants the seat for his wife Jennifer.

Curtorim is probably being held up because South Goa MP & former Curtorim MLA Francisco Sardinha is trying hard to get the seat for his son Shalon, sidelining sitting MLA Reginald Lawrenco.

Till now, Congress has announced at least two tickets each in two families – Pratapsing and Vishwajeet Rane as well as Churchill and Joaquim Alemao.

Churchill’s daughter Valanka and Joaquim’s son Yuri are still awaiting declaration of their seats by the Congress high command from Benaulim and Sanguem respectively.

The list of 22 candidates is as follows:                         

  1. Mandrem – Dayanand Sopte
  2. Pernem – Babu Azgaonkar
  3. Valpoi – Vishwajeet Rane
  4. Poriem – Pratapsing Rane
  5. Sanquelim – Pratap Gawas
  6. Bicholim – Rajesh Patnekar
  7. Aldona – Dayanand Narvekar
  8. Calangute – Agnel Fernandes
  9. Panaji – Yatin Parekh
  10. St Cruz – Babush Monseratte
  11. St Andre – Francis Silveira
  12. Ponda – Ravi Naik
  13. Shiroda – Subhash Shirodkar
  14. Dabolim – Mauvin Godinho
  15. Cortalim – Caetan Xavier
  16. Nuvem – Alexio Sequeira
  17. Navelim – Churchill Alemao
  18. Margao – Digambar Kamat
  19. Velim – Philip Neri Rodrigues
  20. Cuncolim – Joaquim Alemao
  21. Quepem – Babu Kavlekar
  22. Curchorem – Shyam Satardekar

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Setback to Congress grass root workers like Sawal in Bicholim; Victoria - Rudolf Fernandes at St. Cruz; No Seat Sharing with NCP at Cortalim having Probable Candidate like Ramkant Borkar. Yatin Parekh took over Futardo at Panjim Constituency, Gift for Dayanand Sopate and Rajesh Patnekar at Mandrem & Bicholim respectively. With Suprise Package of Babush Monseratte at St. Cruz.

- Prashant Raul, Birla - Zuarinagar | 04 th February 2012 14:15


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