Ruling BJP and Opposition Congress candidates filed their nomination papers for the election of Speaker of the Goa
Legislative Assembly, which is scheduled to be held during a one-day session summoned in Panaji by the Governor on June 4.
While the ruling BJP-led coalition alliance has fielded Rajesh Patnekar, the BJP MLA from Bicholim, the Congress has nominated former Speaker and former Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane.
“We have chosen Mr. Rane as he is a senior member. He is also a former Speaker and a former Chief Minister, who has completed 50 years as a legislator,” Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar told reporters after Mr. Rane filed his nomination papers.
Mr. Rane also appealed to members of the treasury benches to vote for his candidature, when the election will be held on Tuesday.
BJP candidate Rajesh Patnekar thanked his Party and coalition allies for giving him an opportunity to contest.