Goa assembly polls: PwD minister resigns to contest independentlytext_fields
A day after being denied a ticket to contest from the Sanvordem assembly constituency, Goa Public Works Department Minister Deepak Prabhu Pauskar resigned on Friday as a Minister, an MLA and also from the BJP's primary membership. Earlier part of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, Pauskar joined the BJP in 2019. He would now be contesting independently from his constituency, Pauskar informed.
"I have resigned as MLA today, Ministership and BJP membership... I have taken the decision after discussions with my workers and I would be contesting as an independent candidate from Sanvordem," Pauskar said.
The BJP allotted Pauskar's constituency Sanvordem to ex MLA Ganesh Gaonkar this time. Gaonkar is one of the 34 candidates announced by the BJP on Thursday.