Newly-elected Rajya Sabha member Vinay Tendulkar to continue as BJP head in Goa

Newly-elected Rajya Sabha member from Goa Vinay Tendulkar will continue to head BJP's unit in the coastal state till the party relieves him from the post.

PTI July 22, 2017 11:28:52 IST
Newly-elected Rajya Sabha member Vinay Tendulkar to continue as BJP head in Goa

Newly-elected Rajya Sabha member from Goa Vinay Tendulkar will continue to head BJP's unit in the coastal state till the party relieves him from the post.

Newlyelected Rajya Sabha member Vinay Tendulkar to continue as BJP head in Goa

BJP Goa unit chief Vinay Tendulkar. Image courtesy Goa BJP website

"I will continue to be the Goa unit chief of BJP till my party wishes. Although I have become a member of the Rajya Sabha, I will continue working for the party organisation in the state. The ongoing party programmes will continue," Tendulkar told PTI on Saturday.
Tendulkar yesterday won the sole Rajya Sabha seat from Goa, defeating his Congress counterpart and sitting MP Shantaram Naik.

Tendulkar said it is for the party to decide whether to continue him as the chief of the state unit or relieve of the charge.
"Though I am Rajya Sabha MP, my area of operation will always remain Goa. I will not leave Goa politics," he said adding he would be in Delhi only during the Parliament session or for "important meetings".

" My first priority will be do works in 22 constituencies whose MLAs voted for me. Also in two
constituencies of Panaji and Valpoi where by-election is pending," he said. To a question, Tendulkar said the works in the constituencies of opposition legislators would be a "second priority."

Updated Date:

also read

Supreme Court reserves verdict on plea for banning lawmakers from practising as advocates
India

Supreme Court reserves verdict on plea for banning lawmakers from practising as advocates

The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on a plea seeking to ban legislators from practising as advocates.

20 disqualified AAP MLAs challenge dismissal in HC, but legally, their case holds little water; bypolls likely to occur
India

20 disqualified AAP MLAs challenge dismissal in HC, but legally, their case holds little water; bypolls likely to occur

On 20 January, President Ram Nath Kovind disqualified 20 Delhi MLAs from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) because they held offices of profit

Will set up 12 special courts for speedy disposal of criminal cases against MPs, MLAs: Centre to SC
India

Will set up 12 special courts for speedy disposal of criminal cases against MPs, MLAs: Centre to SC

The Narendra Modi govt informed the Supreme Court that it will set up special courts for speedy disposal of criminal cases pending against MPs and MLAs