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Pitted against BJP's state chief Vinay Tendulkar, Naik expressed confidence of winning the election with the "support of like-minded secular forces."
The Congress yesterday announced that Naik will be party's candidate for the election to the state's lone Rajya Sabha seat to be held on July 21.
"I am fully confident that I will be the winner. We will approach all the secular-minded people who are supporting the BJP-led alliance," Naik said hinting at a possible dialogue with the BJP's allies - Goa Forward Party, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and independents - for the support.
Today is the last day for filing the nomination.
Tendulkar has the support of 12 legislators from his own party, three each from allies Goa Forward party and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and three independents.
Naik is expected to get the support of 16 MLAs of his party and the lone Nationalist Congress Party legislator.