Goa`s Christians focus of our attention, says BJP

Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 01:03

Panaji: BJP leader Aarti Mehra on Wednesday said
the party has made conscious efforts to reach out to the
Christian community in Goa, where they comprise 23 per cent of
the total population.

The BJP Secretary in-charge of Goa desk said
Christians constitute a vibrant community and ever since she
has taken charge, she has been focusing on efforts to meet
their aspirations.

"Ever since I took over as Secretary in-charge of Goa,
our main focus was to reach out to the 23 per cent vibrant
Christian community here.
"It was my endeavour to meet opinion-makers like
Catholic priests, teachers and prominent members of the
community during my visits in Goa," Mehra said.

The saffron outfit has directly or indirectly given
eight Assembly seats to Christian community members for the
March 3 elections, Mehra said. "These are the seats which are
winnable for the party."

Mehra maintained that the BJP`s strategy on ticket
distribution will pay off at the hustings.

BJP sprang a surprise when it allotted five tickets to
minority community members. The party is fighting the polls in
alliance with MGP, a regional outfit.

First Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 22:06

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