250 candidates in fray for 40 seats in Goa

Panaji: As many as 250 candidates are left in the fray for 40 assembly constituencies for the February 4 assembly elections in Goa at the end of deadline for withdrawal of nominations, poll authorities said on Saturday.

Figures released by the state Chief Electoral Officer late on Saturday said 131 candidates are in fray in South Goa district and 119 in North Goa district.

As many as 405 candidates had filed their nomination forms.

The February poll is expected to be a multi-corner fight between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, which is in alliance with the Goa Suraksha Manch and the Shiv Sena.