Is Edwin Baretto the Congress Benaulim candidate?
Showing no interest in any alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and in particular former PWD Minister Churchill Alemao who had been announced as the NCP candidate from Benaulim, Congress will be fielding a new face in the constituency. GoaChronicle.com has learned that Edwin Baretto – a loyal Congress leader from Cavelossim has been shortlisted from the final list of probables from Benaulim to be the Congress candidate.
Sources at AICC and GPCC have revealed to GoaChronicle.com that Congress is keen to promote new faces and those leaders who have continuously show loyalty to the party in trying times. The final decision is awaited for approval from the Congress party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.
With NCP hoping on an alliance with Congress on at least two winnable seats Benaulim and Vasco. It appears that Benaulim will not be going to NCP if at all any alliance is arrived at between the two parties.