Will Kamat deliver promise of 10K-vote lead in Margao?


Will Congress-turned-BJP Margao MLA Diggu fulfill his promise to give 10,000-vote lead for the BJP in his fiefdom? Well, the seven-time MLA has been shuttling across Margao to tie all loose ends. He had a meeting with the goldsmith community in a bid to consolidate the BJP vote. Still, opponents, however, predict a big surprise for the Congress turncoat on polling day. Leave alone 10,000 vote lead, opponents seemed working underground to spoil Diggu’s party. Any undercurrents in Margao? Wait and watch.

Aleixo has task cut out in Nuvem, swing minority votes towards BJP

Has Saxtti’s lone Minister Aleixobab Sequeira any lethal armament in his armoury that can swing votes in minority stronghold of Nuvem in favour of the BJP candidate Pallavibai Dempo? Well, the seasoned political heavyweight seemed keeping his cards close to his chest. None other than the Congress turncoat knows for sure how difficult it will be to convince voters from Nuvem to vote for the Lotus symbol. He will also have to contend with the unity of anti-BJP forces, including former MLAs coming under the INDIA bloc banner. Wait and watch.

RGP’s rising influence a concern for INDIA bloc leaders in Madkai

INDIA bloc leaders sounded caution during the weekend after news trickled in from Madkai, the fiefdom of the Dhavalikars, over RGP’s presence in the Assembly segment. Sympathisers of the INDIA bloc are believed to have sent an SOS to Goa Forward chief Vijaibab Sardesai after reports reportedly spoke of anti-BJP votes heading towards the RGP in Madkai. With the RGP making inroads into neighbouring Priol segment, part of the North Goa LS constituency, it was feared that the RG factor is making its presence in Madkai as well. Wait and watch as the Goa Forward chief was believed to have conveyed the ground reality in Madkai to Congress South Goa election coordinator, MLA Altonbab D’Costa.

Elvis descends on ground to drum up support for Cong candidates

Bureaucrat-turned-Congress leader Elvisbab Gomes was finally seen on the ground in support of the party in the Lok Sabha election. He and his team comprising of Yogeshbab Nagvenkar and Melvynbab Fernandes were prominently seen at Dabolim when Congress leader Shashi Tharoor landed at the airport earlier this week. With Elvisbab making his presence felt on the ground, all the ticket aspirants for the South Goa seat, barring MP Francisbab Sardinha, hit the campaign in support of party backed candidates. Any takers?

Baba Dempo plays crucial role in wife Pallavi’s campaign

Industrialist Shrinivasbab Dempo seemed to have turned out a pillar of strength for wife Pallavibai throughout the election campaign for the South Goa Lok Sabha seat. Right from the time she filed her nomination papers on the BJP banner, Baba Dempo not just shuttled from North to South, but made his presence across South Goa, to drum up support for Pallavibai. If sources are to be believed, Baba Dempo also played the role of a trouble shooter in certain segments to bring warring leaders under one banner. Indeed, the Brand Dempo factor too played its own role in the BJP’s campaign for South Goa.

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