Sun, 12 Feb 2012 07:48:59 GMT

Families corner one-third of Congress tickets in Goa

Five political families from Goa have cornered nearly one-third of Congress tickets for the March 3 assembly elections. And there's more to come.


Families corner one-third of Congress tickets in Goa

Two kins of Goa's cabinet ministers are likely to figure in Congress alliance partner Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) ticket list expected to be released later this week.

Three Congress nominations have been given to the Alemao clan, namely Public Works Department Minister Churchill Alemao (Navelim), his brother and Urban Development Minister Joaquim Alemao (Cuncolim) and Churchill's daughter, a political debutante Valanka (Benaulim).

Sources in the NCP say Joaquim Alemao's son Yuri, also making his electoral debut, is the top contender for the party ticket to the Sanguem constituency.

Tainted minister Atanasio Monserrate and his wife Jennifer have been granted the slips of paper to contest from St Cruz and Taleigaon constituencies respectively.

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