After quitting BJP, Manohar Parrikar's son to file nomination papers for Goa polls tomorrow
Panaji/IBNS: Utpal Parrikar, son of former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and announced that he would contest as an independent candidate from Panaji in the upcoming Assembly elections, will file his nomination on Thursday morning.
He would be contesting against BJP's candidate Atanasio 'Babush' Monserrate.
On quitting the BJP, Utpal Parrikar had earlier said that it was a "difficult decision but I am going with the people of Panaji."
"I have no other option but to contest as an independent candidate," he had said while addressing a press conference in the city.
Utpal was unhappy over the denial of a party ticket to contest from the Panaji assembly constituency.
BJP Goa election in-charge Devendra Fandnavis had earlier said that Utpal was given two options but he refused to consider either of them.
The BJP has nominated Panaji's sitting MLA Babush Monserrate, one of ten legislators who had joined the saffron party in July 2019 after quitting Congress.
Monserrate is facing criminal cases, including a charge of raping a teenager.