Goa Assembly Elections 2022: Utpal Parrikar misses BJP ticket, AAP offers chance
Utpal Parrikar was eyeing on Panaji assembly seat that was held by his father Manohar Parrikar for five terms.
Panaji: The Central Election Committee (CEC) of the BJP did not give party ticket to former Goa chief minister and union minister late Manohar Parrikar's son, Utpal Parrikar, in the upcoming assembly elections in the coastal state.
BJP announced 34 candidates for the upcoming Goa Elections. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to contest from Sanquelim and Deputy CM Manohar Ajgaonkar from Margao seat.
Utpal Parrikar was eyeing on Panaji assembly seat that was held by his father Manohar Parrikar for five terms. As expected, incumbent MLA Atanasio Monserrate, a three-term member of the Goa Legislative Assembly, to contest from Panaji.
Monserrate was one of the ten members of the Indian National Congress who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in July 2019.
Meanwhile, Aam Adami Party (AAP) has welcomed Utpal Parrikar to join the party.
"Utpal ji (Utapal Parrikar- son of late former CM Manohar Parrikar) is welcome to join and fight elections on AAP ticket," tweeted AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal.
Polls will be held in Goa on 14 February 2022 to elect 40 members of the Goa Legislative Assembly. The votes will be counted and the results will be declared on 10 March 2022.
Goans feel v sad that BJP has adopted use and throw policy even with Parrikar family. I have always respected Manohar Parrikar ji. Utpal ji is welcome to join and fight elections on AAP ticket. https://t.co/MBY8tMkPP7— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 20, 2022