Rajya Sabha Election: BJP's Vinay Tendulkar Files Nomination From Goa

Mr. Vijay Tendulkar, the Goa BJP unit chief, filed his nomination papers for the election of the single Rajya Sabha seat from the state. His nomination is underscored by his confidence in the support of his allies across different local political parties.

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Rajya Sabha Election: BJP's Vinay Tendulkar Files Nomination From Goa

Mr. Vinay Tendulkar enjoys wide support among allies for Goa's sole Rajya Sabha seat


Panaji:  The Goa BJP unit chief, Vinay Tendulkar, today filed his nomination for the election to the state's lone Rajya Sabha seat. The election for the Rajya Sabha seat in Goa would be held on July 21 and today is the last day for filing the nominations.    

Mr Tendulkar submitted his nomination form to State Legislature Secretary NB Subhedar. He was accompanied by legislators from his own party and allies Goa Forward Party (GFP), Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and independents.

"All the coalition partners in the government have extended support to my candidature and I expect to have a smooth sailing during the election on July 21," said Mr Tendulkar to reporters after filing his nomination papers.

The coalition partners in Goa's Manohar Parrikar-led government have already pledged support to Mr Tendulkar's candidature, paving a smooth way for him into the Upper House of Parliament.

Mr Tendulkar has the support of 12 legislators from his own party, three each from the GFP and the MGP as well as three independents.

There are 38 legislators in the 40-member Assembly. One MLA each from Congress and BJP resigned after the state polls were held earlier this year.


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