Goa to get new BJP president on Sunday: Official

Panaji: Goa should see a new state BJP President by Sunday, the state unit’s returning officer for organisational elections, Govind Parvatkar, said on Friday.

Even as former MLAs and current general secretaries Damodar Naik and Sadanand Shet Tanavade are tipped as possible successors to outgoing President Vinay Tendulkar, Parvatkar said that as per indications, the election of the next president will be unopposed.

“As per my observation, I do not think there will be an election. It will be unopposed,” Parvatkar told a press conference on Friday.

The new President will be unveiled at a meeting of party workers on Sunday morning, he said.

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BJP Vice President Avinash Rai Khanna, who is the party’s overseer for Goa, has been nominated as the observer for the election, Parvatkar added.

The returning officer also said that nominations for the post of President would be accepted at the BJP office on Saturday afternoon.

“The name of the new President will be finalised and released at a meeting of party workers on Sunday morning,” Parvatkar said.

Outgoing state President Vinay Tendulkar has served two terms in the top position from 2012.

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