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16 candidates file nominations for two Lok Sabha seats in Goa

Congress, BJP, AAP and Goa Suraksha Manch have fielded candidates for the assembly bypolls.

16 candidates file nominations for two Lok Sabha seats in Goa
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Panaji: A total of 16 candidates have filed nominations for two Lok Sabha constituencies in Goa.

Also, 27 candidates have filed nominations for by-elections to Shiroda, Mandrem and Mapusa Assembly seats, election authorities said Thursday, the last day for filing nominations.
Eight candidates each have filed nominations from North Goa and South Goa constituencies.

The nominations will be scrutinised on Friday.

Congress, BJP, AAP and Goa Suraksha Manch have fielded candidates for the assembly bypolls.

Largest number of candidates -- 11 -- have filed nomination for Mapusa Assembly constituency.

The election in Mapusa was necessitated due to the death of BJP MLA Francis D'Souza. His son, Joshua D'Souza, is the BJP candidate, while the Congress has fielded Sudhir Kandolkar.
Nine candidates have filed nominations for Shiroda seat, including Subhash Shirodkar of the BJP, Mahadev Naik of Congress and Deepak Dhavalikar of MGP.

The election became necessary after Shirodkar left the Congress to join the BJP.

For Mandrem Assembly constituency, seven candidates have filed papers, including Dayanand Sopte of BJP, whose resignation from Congress necessitated the election, while Congress has fielded Babi Bagkar.

The last date of withdrawal is April 8. The voting will take place on April 23.