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.
The bypoll was necessitated due to the demise of sitting BJP MLA and former chief minister Manohar Parrikar.
North Goa Collector R Menaka said a report on the BJP complaint would be submitted to the CEO by Saturday evening.
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.