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Congressman's daughter-in-law gets AAP nomination for Goa

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Former Union minister and leader Ramakant Khalap's daughter-in-is among the six candidates announced by today for the upcoming Legislative Assembly elections.

With the latest list of six nominees, has so far announced names of 30 candidates for the state polls scheduled to be held next year.

Nomination of London-educated Sraddha Khalap (33) came as a surprise for many. She will fight from Mapusas seat which is represented by Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza.

Interestingly, her father-in-is vying for a ticket to contest against Chief Minister from Mandrem constituency.

also announced candidature of former international hockey player Lorretta D'Souza (62) from Vasco seat, currently represented by D'Souza, a former IRS officer, had represented three times at international level.

has fielded activist Godwin Fernandes from crucial Calangute seat, which is being represented by BJP's Michael Lobo. Fernadnes has been running a 'Save Calangute' campaign to make it free of drugs and prostitution.

In Nuvem Assembly constituency, Mariano Godinho will be AAP's candidate. Vikas Party's Fransisco Miccky Pacheco had won this seat in 2012.

In St Cruz Assembly constituency, currently represented by Congress' expelled legislator Atanasio Monserratte, AAP has fielded Joe Gomes.

In St Andre, being represented by BJP's Vishnu Wagh, Rama Kankonkar will fight on AAP ticket. Wagh has been in a Mumbai hospital for over two months.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 22:22 IST