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Fernandes vs. Monserrates in St Cruz & Taleigao

Not to be the one to take the decision of the refusal of a Congress ticket, Victoria Fernandes has resigned as an MLA of the Congress-led government and Congress party. But what is even more interesting is that while her son Rudolf Fernandes is expected to contest as an independent from the St Cruz constituency, Victoria Fernandes herself, according to sources, will most likely contest from the Taleigao constituency against Jennifer Monserrate who has got the Congress ticket.

When contacted, Victoria confirmed: “I am planning to contest from Taleigao.”

On Friday, Victoria’s son Rudolf filed his nomination as an independent candidate for the St Cruz constituency. Victoria is expected to file her nominations on Monday.

The development has ensured that the two Tiswadi constituencies of St Cruz and Taleigao will see a clash between the Monserrate and Fernandes families-Atanasio and Rudolf in St Cruz and Jennifer and Victoria in Taleigao.

The senior legislator, who is also called Mummy, sent her resignation as MLA to the speaker and also quit from the Congress party on Saturday evening.

Victoria has served as a Congress MLA on three occasions and on one as an independent. For the last two terms she has been the only woman legislator in the state assembly.


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