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Goa Assembly polls: BJP faces rebellion in 4 seats, including Panaji

Panaji, Mandrem, Sanguem and Cumbharjua are the four Goa seats in which the ruling BJP is facing a rebellion.
 Goa Assembly Election election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference, at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters, in Panaji on Friday. (ANI Photo)
 Goa Assembly Election election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference, at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters, in Panaji on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 05:17 PM IST
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Utpal Parrikar vows to exit race if BJP fields ‘good candidate’ from Panaji

  • Elder son of former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, Utpal Parrikar compared denial of ticket from Panaji to 2019 by-polls that was facilitated after his father passed away. He added that the saffron party had brushed him off even then but he “respected” the decision.
Utpal Parrikar, son of former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, announced his resignation from the BJP and declared that he will contest the Goa assembly elections from Panaji as an independent candidate, on Friday, January 21, 2022. (ANI)
Utpal Parrikar, son of former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, announced his resignation from the BJP and declared that he will contest the Goa assembly elections from Panaji as an independent candidate, on Friday, January 21, 2022. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 07:27 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Time for me to stand for Manohar Parrikar’s values, says son Utpal; quits BJP

Asked whether he would support the BJP in a possible post poll scenario, former defence minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal said he will place such decisions before the people of Goa “at the right time.”
Utpal Parrikar, son of former defence minister Manohar Parrikar, announced his resignation from the BJP and declared that he will contest the February 14 Goa election from Panaji as an independent (ANI)
Utpal Parrikar, son of former defence minister Manohar Parrikar, announced his resignation from the BJP and declared that he will contest the February 14 Goa election from Panaji as an independent (ANI)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 10:04 PM IST
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ByGerard de Souza, Panaji, Hindustan Times

Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal resigns from BJP, to contest as independent

After being denied of the Panaji constituency which was represented by former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, Utpal on Friday announced he will be contesting the Goa Assembly Election 2020 as an independent candidate. 
Utpal Parrikar announced his resignation from the BJP ahead of the Goa assembly elections (File: Utpal Parrikar/Twitter)
Utpal Parrikar announced his resignation from the BJP ahead of the Goa assembly elections (File: Utpal Parrikar/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 06:32 PM IST
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Goa elections: Manohar Parrikar’s son, Utpal, not fielded in BJP’s first list

The BJP’s decision to nominate Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate from the Panaji seat , which Manohar Parrikar earlier held, set off speculation that Utpal was upset and could quit.
BJP’s Goa in-charge Devendra Fadnavis releases the party’s first list for the upcoming elections, in New Delhi on Thursday. Former Union minister Manohar Parrikar’s son, Utpal, was not mentioned in the list. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
BJP’s Goa in-charge Devendra Fadnavis releases the party’s first list for the upcoming elections, in New Delhi on Thursday. Former Union minister Manohar Parrikar’s son, Utpal, was not mentioned in the list. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 05:08 AM IST
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