AAP on Tuesday announced six names of its candidates for Goa polls slated for next year. With these, the party has now declared candidates for 21 of the total 40 constituencies in the coastal state. Anti-corruption crusader Sandesh Talekar, who was instrumental in getting two government officials arrested red-handed by Anti Corruption Bureau, will be in the fray from Canacona, a constituency which is currently represented by BJP minister Ramesh Tawadkar.
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Former Youth Congress leader Milind Gauns, who joined AAP recently has been fielded from Sankhalim constituency. The constituency is presently represented by BJP MLA Pramod Sawant. 51-year-old activist James Maxie Fernandes who was on the forefront of the agitation demanding Konkani as official language of the state will contest on an AAP ticket from Curchorem constituency, currently represented by BJP MLA Nilesh Cabral. The AAP has chosen lady activist Ursula D’Souza for Aldona constituency. BJP MLA Glenn Ticlo is presently elected from the constituency.
Former Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party leader, Pradip Ghadi Amonkar, who joined AAP will be contesting from Thivim constituency. Presently, BJP MLA Kiran Kandolkar represents this constituency. AAP has fielded Ranjit Cotta Carvallo in Fatorda constituency which is represented by Independent MLA Vijai Sardessai.