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Alina Files Nomination As BJP Candidate

Alina Saldanha filed nomination papers on Monday as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Cortalim by-elections to be held on 2nd June.

Alina, wife of the former Tourism Minister Matanhy Saldanha, was accompanied by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and other BJP workers and supporters.

She filed the nomination papers before the returning officer after her name was cleared by the BJP’s central election committee headed by Party President Nitin Gadkari on Saturday.

The by-election was necessitated following the death of Matanhy Saldanha who was sworn in as a tourism minister in the Manohar Parrikar cabinet.

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