Utpal Parrikar is welcome to join AAP, says Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said his party will welcome Utpal Parrikar, son of former Goa chief minister late Manohar Parrikar, if he is willing to join it.Utpal Parrikar has been lobbying to get the BJPs ticket for the Panaji Assembly seat, which his father had represented for more than two decades.
Utpal Parrikar has been lobbying to get the BJP's ticket for the Panaji Assembly seat, which his father had represented for more than two decades. But the ruling party has given him the cold shoulder.
Replying to a question asked during his interaction with mediapersons here, Kejriwal said, ''I respect Manohar Parrikar. If his son is willing to join AAP, he is most welcome.'' Panaji constituency is currently represented by BJP MLA Atanasio Monserratte. Recently, BJP's Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis had targeted Utpal Parrikar, saying that just because an aspirant is the son of Manohar Parrikar or any leader, didn't qualify him for the BJP's ticket.
Responding to a question, the Delhi Chief Minister said his that if required, his party will go ahead with forge a post-poll alliance with non-BJP political outfits in Goa. ''But why would someone vote for Congress? People know that if they vote for Congress, once their MLA gets elected, he will go to BJP,'' he said.
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