Goa BJP wants Manohar Parrikar’s son to campaign for the party
Late Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s older son Utpal met BJP’s Goa Organisational Secretary Satish Dhond on Tuesday, with the latter conveying the party's desire that he should join the Lok Sabha election campaign for North Goa in the Panaji constituency.
Sources close to Mr. Utpal Parrikar told The Hindu on Wednesday that the meeting was held at the instance of Mr. Dhond. Mr. Dhond reportedly called Mr. Utpal and told him to start moving around Panaji for the election campaign of North Goa candidate and Minister for AYUSH Sripad Naik.
This development assumes significance as the assembly by-election for the Panaji constituency has just been announced. Sources said that this could be a possible hint for Mr. Utpal Parrikar preparing himself for the Panaji assembly by-poll to be held on May 19.