Goa meeting polls 2022: Congress releases 1st listing of 8 candidates, former CM Digambar Kamat to contest from Margao

The Congress get together on Thursday introduced its first listing of eight candidates for the upcoming state meeting elections in Goa early subsequent yr. In a tweet, the get together introduced the listing of candidates for the meeting seats of Mapusa, Taleigao, Ponda, Marmugao, Curtorim, Margao, Cuncolim and Quepem.

“The primary listing of candidates chosen by the Central Election Committee for the forthcoming elections to the Legislative Meeting of Goa,” the get together tweeted together with the confirmed names.

Former chief minister Digambar Vasant Kamat has been fielded from the Margao constituency, which he received within the 2017 meeting polls. One other sitting MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco will contest from his present seat of Curtorim.

Sankalp Amonkar, who was defeated within the Marmugao constituency within the 2017 polls, will once more contest from the identical seat in 2022.

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Sudhir Kanolkar has been given the Mapusa constituency, whereas the Ponda seat has been given to Rajesh Verenkar. Yuri Alemao and Altone D’Costa will contest from the Cuncolim and Quepem seats respectively, based on the order.

Earlier on November 16, the get together had constituted its election committee for the state with senior chief Dinesh Gundu Rao because the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge and Girish Chodankar because the chairman. Different members embrace Digambar Kamat, Alex Sequeira, Reginaldo Lowrenco, Pratap Singh Rane, Francisco Sardinha, Ramakant Khalap, MK Shaikh and Pramod Salgaonkar.

In August, the get together stated that Chodankar would proceed because the president of its state unit and Kamat can be the chief of the Congress Legislative Celebration (CLP). It had additionally appointed one other ex-CM Luzinho Faleiro as chairperson of the election coordination committee, nonetheless, Faleiro had give up the get together in September and had then joined the Trinamool Congress, which is now within the fray for Goa meeting polls towards the Congress.

Congress emerged as the one largest get together with 17 seats out of the overall 40 within the 2017 polls, nonetheless, did not get an absolute majority. The Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) then shaped the federal government in Goa with the help of some regional events.

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