While the 'crown jewel', the Panaji Assembly seat, held by the BJP since 1994 and one which bears Parrikar's familiar footprint was lost, the effort by the CM seems to have paid off.
While there was speculation that Utpal would be given a ticket, the party chose Siddharth Kunkolienkar.
Sidharth Kuncalienkar's nomination was approved after much delay by the Bharatiya Janata Party's Central Election Committee.
Subhash Velingkar said that he would be focussing on providing basic amenities like drinking water, good roads, transport for Panaji.
After Parrikar died following a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer, his son in a public message had said that he would like to further his father's legacy for nation-building.
Girish Chodankar said the MGP's move of joining hands with the Congress has improved his party's poll prospects in Goa.
In North Goa, the mining leases are spread over five Hindu-dominated assembly segments, whose economy has been paralysed due to mining inactivity.
Parrikar had read out the financial statement of the Budget in the Legislative Assembly in January with a tube inserted through his nose.
Utpal Parrikar is being rumoured to be the BJP's candidate from Panaji, where by-election is slated on May 19.
Speculation has been rife in the coastal state since then that Parrikar's sons -- Utpal and Abhijat -- might take the political plunge in the Lok Sabha polls or the Panaji bypoll.
Talking at length about Parrikar, Rajnath Singh said that the former Defence Minister lived a short yet dignified life.
The Panaji Assembly seat fell vacant following the death of Manohar Parrikar on March 17.
Parrikar, a hugely popular leader, died on March 17 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Parrikar, a senior BJP leader, died on March 17 evening after a prolonged battle against cancer at the age of 63.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant turned emotional as he recalled his predecessor's contribution in shaping up his political career.