Sunday, Jul 12, 2020 | Last Update : 01:40 AM IST

109th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra2384611326259893 Tamil Nadu134226859151898 Delhi110921876923334 Gujarat40155281832023 Uttar Pradesh3509222689913 Karnataka3341813838545 Telangana3222419205339 Andhra Pradesh2723514393309 West Bengal2710917348880 Rajasthan2334417634499 Haryana2038114912297 Madhya Pradesh1720112679644 Assam15537984936 Bihar1503910991118 Odisha11956797273 Jammu and Kashmir92615567149 Punjab71404945183 Kerala6535370828 Chhatisgarh3526283514 Uttarakhand3305267246 Jharkhand3192217022 Goa203912078 Tripura177313241 Manipur14357930 Puducherry120061916 Himachal Pradesh110182510 Nagaland6733030 Chandigarh5234037 Arunachal Pradesh2871092 Mizoram2031430 Sikkim134710 Meghalaya113451
  India   Politics  05 Apr 2019  Shiv Sena drops plan to contest from North Goa LS seat

Shiv Sena drops plan to contest from North Goa LS seat

PTI
Published : Apr 5, 2019, 4:27 pm IST
Updated : Apr 5, 2019, 4:27 pm IST

MP Sanjay Raut had told reporters last month in Panaji that his party would contest the general elections in Goa.

 The Shiv Sena has no representation in the Goa Legislative Assembly and has never won any Lok Sabha election in the coastal state.   (Photo: File)
  The Shiv Sena has no representation in the Goa Legislative Assembly and has never won any Lok Sabha election in the coastal state. (Photo: File)

Panaji: The Shiv Sena, which had earlier announced that it would contest both the Lok Sabha seats in Goa, has now decided to drop the North Goa constituency from its list and focus only on the South Goa seat. The two Lok Sabha seats in Goa are currently represented by the BJP. Sena's state unit vice president Rakhi Prabhudesai Naik has filed her nomination from South Goa seat, where she is pitted against BJP's Narendra Sawaikar, Congress' Francisco Sardinha and AAP candidate Elvis Gomes. Sena's state unit president Jitesh Kamat had earlier announced that he would contest from North Goa. However, he has now decided not to be in the fray.

Senior Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut had told reporters last month in Panaji that his party would contest the general elections in Goa. When contacted, Kamat said on Friday that his party has now decided to put its entire strength in South Goa, where Prabhudesai Naik is contesting. "We didn't want our resources to be shared between both the parliamentary constituencies. So, we took a decision to file nomination only in South Goa," he said. Although the Uddhav Thackeray-led party has joined hands with the BJP for the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, it has not done so in Goa. The Shiv Sena has no representation in the Goa Legislative Assembly and has never won any Lok Sabha election in the coastal state. Polling in Goa will be held on April 23.

Tags: shiv sena, sanjay raut
Location: India, Goa, Panaji