MARGAO: BJP is apparently not taking any chances with the South Goa Lok Sabha constituency and Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant is visiting the constituency practically every day with special focus being given to Salcete taluka.
During Sawant’s whirlwind tour in Salcete, he visited Navelim constituency met with Sarpanch Wilma D’Silva, Deputy Sarpanch Paul Pereira and ZP member representing Navelim Edwin alias Cipru Cardoso and others. At this meeting, Sawant, canvassed for Sawaikar and asked those present to vote for him so that Narendra Modi can return as the PM to continue his work.
Sawant also visited Cavelossim where he had a closed door meeting with trawler owners which has caused a bit of a stir as the social media went viral with reports that the CM had assured the trawler owners and purseiners in particular to find a way out to use LED lights.
However, it is learnt that the chief minister only listed to their grievances and did not make any promises as it would be violating the code of conduct which is in force. However, he did promise to look into their problems after the polls.
In Margao, South Goa candidate Narendra Sawaikar campaigned in the nooks and crannies of Margao New Market where he was welcomed by trade union leaders and party supporters. "The response from the market and the people here is tremendous and I am sure we are going to do better than our past performance Salcete this time around" he said.
In Navelim, a big crowd turned up including workers of all the booths. While Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar was among those present, Sadanand Tanawade, General Secretary expressed confidence about the unity amongst Salcete workers and that the BJP will get lead all over the taluka.
Criticising Congress choice of candidate Tanawade said "Congress has given ticket to a person who was earlier rejected of Curtorim ticket and will be 80 years old by the time we complete the next 5 years term".
BJP expressed full confidence in getting leads in areas of Salcete where their performance was average in the past.