During the last election, Monserrate had rejected the Congress ticket after the Congress party denied a ticket to his wife.
Both Monserrate and his wife, Jennifer, have staked a claim for the Congress ticket in both Taleigao and St Cruz constituencies. Both have submitted application forms for Congress tickets.
“If Congress decides to adopt a policy of one ticket per family then my wife will contest the election on a Congress ticket from Taleigao,” said Monserrate.
He also said that if Congress gives him a ticket to contest from St Cruz, then he would contest the polls. “But if Congress denies me a ticket, then I will still be in the fray, but will contest on my parent party’s ticket (UGDP),” he said.
Monserrate, in 2002, first contested the assembly election on a UGDP ticket from Taleigao, before he joined the BJP, Congress, UGDP and now again, the Congress.