Manohar Parikkar to file his nomination from Panaji constituency on Wednesday

Panaji: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar will on Wednesday morning file his nomination from Panaji constituency for the 23 August bypoll.

File image of Manohar Parrikar. PTI

File image of Manohar Parrikar. PTI

"Parrikar will visit the Mahalaxmi temple in the morning and then go to file his nomination," BJP leader Siddharth Kuncolienkar, who vacated his seat to make way for Parrikar to contest in Panaji, told reporters.

Parrikar, who has been getting elected from this constituency since 1994, had resigned in the year 2015 to take over as Defence Minister in the Narendra Modi government.

Parrikar returned this year as Goa chief minister after BJP formed the government in the coastal state with support of other parties.

Parrikar initially had a choice to contest either from Curchorem or Panaji constituency but chose the latter one, which has been his bastion.

The by-election in Panaji and Valpoi constituencies would be held on August 23.


Published Date: Aug 01, 2017 09:59 pm | Updated Date: Aug 01, 2017 09:59 pm