VASCO: Dabolim Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mandal has staked claim for the Dabolim seat. Officials of the mandal were addressing a press conference at the party office, New Vaddem, recently.
The officials provided information about the various schemes that have been launched by the BJP-led government in the state, benefitting the common people.
The press conference was attended by Dabolim BJP Mandal president Sada Shetkar, South Goa BJP secretary and the director of Goa Khadi Gramodyog Board Santosh Kerkar, director of Goa State Pollution Control Board Nilam Naik, BJP state executive committee member Digambar Amonkar, Dabolim BJP Yuva Morcha president Sushant Pednekar, Dabolim BJP Minority Cell president Shahabuddin Muzawar, Dabolim BJP Mandal general secretary Sachin Chowgule and treasurer Rupesh Shivlingkar.
The mandal has said that although the party had allocated the Dabolim seat to MGP in the 2012 assembly election, the alliance candidate, who lost it with minimal number of votes, never turned up during the last over four and half years, and also he did not have any communication with the BJP workers and leaders.
Kerkar has said that the BJP workers want that the forthcoming assembly election in the Dabolim constituency be contested by the BJP candidate.
He, however, said that the alliance between the BJP and MGP needs to be continued in the forthcoming assembly election in order to complete the development projects.
He said that Dabolim constituency has few MGP workers. “The BJP is expecting to poll nearly 10,000 votes in the forthcoming assembly election, and win the seat with a thumping majority,” he said.
Amonkar has said that BJP will not bow down to the pressure of Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBMS) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the forthcoming assembly election.