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Congress Spoiled BJP's Victory Prospects in CCP Polls: MLA

A BJP legislator today claimed that his party could not perform well in recently-held Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) elections as the Congress candidates in the fray queered the pitch for it.

Published: 11th March 2016 01:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th March 2016 01:59 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

PANAJI: A BJP legislator today claimed that his party could not perform well in recently-held Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) elections as the Congress candidates in the fray queered the pitch for it.

A panel led by expelled Congress MLA, Atanasio Monserratte outsmarted BJP in the polls by winning 17 out of 30 wards including Panaji, while the BJP won the rest.

Congress drew a blank.

"Congress, which had fielded its candidates for polls, damaged our prospects in many wards. In few wards, we missed the victory by a margin of few votes," BJP MLA Siddharth Kuncolienkar, who spearheaded the party's campaign, told reporters here.

Kuncolienkar said the party candidates lost at few wards by a whisker as votes got split due to presence of Congress candidates.



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