New Delhi :
The ruling BJP will field candidates in 37 out of total 40 constituencies for upcoming Goa Assembly elections and will support contestants in remaining three seats in Catholic-dominated Salcette taluka.
“BJP will contest 37 seats and support others in Vellim, Benaulim and Nuvem,” BJP state unit president Vinay Tendulkar told reporters on Tuesday.
BJP has already begun shortlisting the nominees in various constituencies. 22 candidates will be announced this week and rest later, said Tendulkar.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is meeting party cadres in each constituency before deciding about the contestant.
“Till now the core committee of the party has met cadres from 22 constituencies. Entire process of meeting cadres would be over by January 9. The core committee will hand over the names to election committee before forwarding it to party's central election committee,” the BJP leader added.
BJP had won the 2012 Assembly elections in the alliance with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP).
With PTI Inputs