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BJP's Vinay Tendulkar files nomination for RS election

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The unit chief, Vinay Tendulkar, today filed his nomination for the to the state's lone seat.

The for the seat in would be held on July 21 and today is the last day for filing the nominations.


Tendulkar submitted his nomination form to state Legislature Secretary N B Subhedar.

He was accompanied by legislators from his own party and allies Forward Party (GFP), Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and independents.

"All the coalition partners in the have extended support to my candidature and I expect to have a smooth sailing during the on July 21," Tendulkar told reporters after filing the nomination papers.

The coalition partners in Goa's Manohar Parrikar-led have already pledged support to Tendulkar's candidature, paving a smooth way for him into the Upper House of Parliament.

Tendulkar has the support of 12 legislators from his own party, three each from the GFP and the MGP and three independents.

There are 38 legislators in the 40-member Assembly. One MLA each from Congress and resigned after the state polls were held earlier this year.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 14:02 IST
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