bjp mla from st andre constituency Vishnu surya wagh for north while state congress youth president velanka alemao also figures in the list of four probable’s for south goa seat as candidates for parliamentary elections in congress list for goa


11/02/2014 … With few days left for the announcement to be made of the two probable’s for the upcoming lok Sabha elections the state congress party wasting no time seems to have zeroed in on the name of the present bjp mla from st andre constituency Vishnu surya wagh for its north goa parliament seat while state congress youth president velanka alemao also figures in the list of four probable’s for south goa seat

Though the state congress party had forwarded four names to the central committee of the state congress party which includes, girish chodankar, ramakhant khalap, jitendra deshprabhu and Vishnu surya wagh, mr wagh is been considered to be the front runner above the three and the aicc central committee could announce his name anytime once the end of the concluding parliament session and code of conduct is in force

The idea of naming mr wagh as one of the probable candidate for the north goa member of parliament seat for the congress party has been mooted by some of the top senior congress leaders with an idea of mr wagh being from the bahujan community who could give a strong fight to the bjp candidate Shripad naik who is also from the same bahujan community 

What is more surprising is that the nationalist congress party had already shown interest in giving its north goa parliamentary seat to the st andre bjp mla vishun surya wagh though it was not confirmed but seeing the caste factor the congress leaders seems to have believed that mr wagh was the right candidate in north goa if the bjp candidate had to be defeated in the upcoming parliamentary elections

For the south goa parliamentary seat the state congress party seems to have sent four names to the aicc central committee which include present south goa mp Francisco sardinha along with the name of former chief minister luizinho faleiro and the of the two alemao’s Churchill and velanka …

Though Churchill name figures in the list sources said that if there is a by-election held for the benaulim assembly seat then Churchill would give way to his daughter as one of the probable for the south goa parliamentary seat along with luizinho and sardinha ….

When goanreporter asked the state congress president john Fernandes as weather mr wagh name was listed in the four probable’s that were sent to the aicc central committee mr Fernandes said “ party would finalize its candidate name once the election code of conduct comes in to force but we know who are our likely candidates for the two seats in goa and naturally we have whispered in to their ears about it and campaign for the same has already started as we certainly know who are our candidates”

On asked if like other congress leaders he was also interested to go alone without the support of his coalition partners for the upcoming parliamentary elections Mr Fernandes said “ here in goa the sentiments of congressmen are to go alone as congress has a mass base committee and cader’s in the state in place and therefore everyone in the congress feels that if ticket is given to congress then we can produce results and win both the seats in the state”

“I also feel that with the candidate we have in mind it would be a cake walk for the congress party to win the parliamentary seat in north goa specially and since south goa is our seat we have no problem to regain that seat once again with same candidate or the other candidate whichever is decided by the high command mr Fernandes said ”