Panaji: The BJP has decided to keep mum on
the issue of its MP Sripad Naik`s entry into Goa politics
through the forthcoming State Legislative Assembly polls.
BJP Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said that it is for
the central committee to decide on the issue.
"The Committee will most probably meet on February 3 and
decide on various issues," he told reporters today.
Naidu, who is down in the state to campaign for the party
for March 3 polls, refused to clear the air over Naik`s entry
into state politics.
"The issue is before the central committee and it will
decide. Sripad Naik is our leader and party respects him," he
said without commenting further on the issue.
Naik, representing North Goa constituency in the
Parliament, had expressed his wish to join state politics by
fighting election from Porvorim constituency.
The party leadership in Delhi, however, had refused to
allow him contest the polls.