Panaji, July 11 (IANS) Goa BJP and Congress Presidents Vinay Tendulkar and Shantaram Naik, respectively, filed their nomination papers on Tuesday for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election.
Tendulkar was accompanied by senior BJP leaders and MLAs from the ruling alliance partners — Goa Forward and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party.
“We already have a majority in the state assembly. Our allies have also shown solid support. I am confident of victory,” Tendulkar told reporters here.
Naik, the sitting Rajya Sabha MP whose term expires on July 28, also filed his nomination papers.
“I will approach secular and like-minded legislators to support my candidature,” Naik said.
The Rajya Sabha poll is scheduled to be held on July 21.