The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which currently rules Goa, has decided to contest 38 out of the total 40 Assembly seats in the state, where elections will be held next month.
A senior party functionary said this on Friday, 14/01/2022.
The office-bearer said that in two constituencies - Benaulim and Nuvem - the party will not field any candidate on its symbol.
Currently, Benaulim is represented by Churchill Alemao, who after getting elected on the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ticket, shifted to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) last month, while Nuvem constituency is represented by Wilfred D'Sa, who had won the last election as a Congress candidate but later joined the ruling BJP.
"A formal announcement about the candidates would be made after January 16 when the party's parliamentary board approves the list," he said.