MARGAO: While various names vying for the Congress Lok Sabha (LS) tickets are coming to the fore every day, the Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Babu Kavlekar has opined that the finalisation of names is at the final stage and will be announced soon.
Social media is abuzz with news of the scheduled Congress Central Election Committee meeting in Delhi. It is speculated that Congress has shortlisted two names each for North and South Goa. Sources have said that the names of Ramakant Khalap and Girish Chodankar have been shortlisted for the North and Francisco Sardinha and Valanka Alemao have been shortlisted for the South. The Leader of Opposition Babu Kavlekar, Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar and other important Congress leaders are expected to attend this meet. Kavlekar while speaking about the aspirants for the Congress LS tickets said, “The number of aspirants for Congress ticket has increased due to the Congress favouring climate in the State and country.” When asked whether he is expecting a rebellion he replied, "There won’t be a rebellion. Asking for ticket is a right but rebelling and giving benefit of division of votes is not going to happen" said Kavlekar.