Panaji: Union Transport and shipping minister Nitin Gadkari, who earlier managed Delhi as election in-charge for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was on Wednesday appointed in-charge by the party for Goa elections.
As per the report, BJP national president Amit Shah appointed Gadkari as the in-charge for Goa Assembly election, which is due next year.
Addressing a gathering of BJP workers near Panaji, kicking off the party`s campaign for the 2017 assembly elections, Shah said "2017 is very important for the party. There are elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur and Goa. Through these elections we want to bring transformation in the country. We should be in power from panchayat to Parliament.
"Shah expressed confidence that BJP on its own will win 27 seats (out of total 40) in Goa Assembly elections."If we win all the states in 2017, then no one can stop BJP`s victory in 2019 elections," the BJP Chief said.
Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has asserted that it will not compromise on the credibility of its candidates for the 2017 Goa Assembly polls.
The party has already launched its campaign with its president and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal having visited Goa three times.Kejriwal had said he would lead the AAP`sAssembly election campaign in Punjab, while his deputy, Manish Sisodia, would be given charge of Goa.