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Goa Assembly polls: Panjim's exposed faultlines could be BJP's worry lines

What spices up the Panjim contest is not just the entry of Congress newcomer into the BJP but also the presence of Shiv Sena

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Utpal Parrikar

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
It is just one seat. But it reveals many political faultlines. All eyes are on the Panjim Assembly seat in the 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly after former chief minister (CM) Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and announced his intention to contest the seat as an Independent candidate when he was denied a BJP nomination. This, and the resignation of former CM Laxmikant Parsekar from the party, has caused upheaval in the BJP and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be visiting Goa on January 30 to sort things out.

What spices up the Panjim contest

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First Published: Jan 25 2022 | 6:05 AM IST

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