Panaji: Bharatiya Janata party on Wednesday said it
was not in a hurry to declare the list of candidates for the
Goa assembly polls.
Goa BJP chief, Laxmikant Parsekar said here that the
party was being cautious, hence the delay in coming out with
"Why should we open our cards? We are not afraid of
rebellions, but we are being careful," Parsekar said, talking
In the run-up to the March 3 polls, the party has
admitted several outside leaders into its fold.
As to the alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
(MGP), he said talks were still going on.
When asked whether BJP high command`s decision not to
allow Sripad Naik, an MP, to contest assembly election would
affect the party`s prospects, Parsekar refused to comment.
Earlier reports had said that Naik would head the party
in the assembly polls, but later he was asked to stay in
Delhi. A section of leaders in the party has been projecting
Manohar Parrikar as candidate for the Chief Minister`s post.