Goa deputy chief minister backs Manohar Parrikar’s son for Panaji Assembly seat bye-poll
Goa Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai said on Thursday that late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal Parrikar is the right person to carry forward his father’s legacy in the Panaji Assembly constituency. A bye-election for the Panaji seat, which became necessary following Parrikar’s death on March 17, will be held on May 19.
“I am of the opinion that Parrikar’s legacy has to be kept alive but by whom is the question,” the Goa Forward Party leader told reporters according to PTI. “First is whether Utpal is interested...if he is interested then certainly he becomes the rightful heir to his father’s legacy.” However, Sardesai added that a final decision on Utpal Parrikar’s candidature will be taken by his family and the Bharatiya Janata Party.