Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced its state president Sadanand Shet Tanavade as the party’s candidate for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Goa for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election. Tanavade filed his nomination papers at the Goa Assembly complex in the presence of Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant and party MLAs. Tanavade is a former Member of Legislative Assembly from Thivim.
Interestingly, the Opposition parties did not field any candidate to challenge Tanavade. “I am thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP national president J P Nadda, BJP national general secretary B L Santhosh, Goa Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant, my party colleagues and karyakartas for giving me this opportunity,” said Tanavade after he was returned as the successful candidate