Panaji: Congress on Sunday released its final
list of four candidates for March 3 Goa Assembly polls.
MK Shaikh will be the party nominee for Fatorda seat
while Isidore Fernandes will be in the fray from Cancona, Goa
state unit general secretary Altinho Gomes said.
Congress refused ticket to its leader Vijay Sardesai
for Fatorda constituency after Muslim community in the state
pressed for their representation in the ticket allotment.
For Cancona, Fernandes emerged as the party`s choice
even as Vijay Pai Khot, who recently resigned from BJP, was
interested to contest from there.
Govind Sawant and former state unit president Sankalp
Amonkar have been given tickets from Sanvordem and Mormugao
seats respectively, Gomes said.
Out of the total of 40 seats, Congress, which has forged
alliance with NCP, is fighting on 33 seats.