Panaji: Goa BJP apologised on Sunday for
not having even a single woman candidate from the party to
contest the forthcoming state Legislative Assembly polls.
Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar has said that
the party is apologetic about not being able to select a woman
candidate from the list of 32 seats, which they have been
contesting in alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
"We tried to have a woman candidate, but we could not
get. That is why, we support 33 per cent political
reservations," he said.
The former chief minister said, "In Goa, the election
strategy becomes a full time job, which goes on till late
While there is no woman candidate in the BJP list, the
party has supported candidature of Nirmala Sawant, a woman
independent contestant from Cumbharjua constituency.