Wed, Oct 26, 2016 | updated 10:41 PM IST

Gadkari appointed as election in-charge for forthcoming Goa Assembly Elections

Updated: Aug 24, 2016 20:39 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah on Wednesday appointed Union Minister Nitin Gadkari as the election in-charge for forthcoming Goa Assembly Elections.

BJP leader Laxman Giluwa was appointed as the state party president for Jharkhand.

Earlier, sounding the poll bugle in Goa, Amit Shah had said that the results of 2017 Goa assembly elections will lay the foundation of party's victory in the 2019 general elections.

Addressing a gathering of BJP workers near Panaji, kicking off the party's campaign for the 2017 assembly elections, Shah said "2017 is very important for the party. There are elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur and Goa. Through these elections we want to bring transformation in the country. We should be in power from panchayat to Parliament."

Shah expressed confidence that BJP on its own will win 27 seats (out of total 40) in Goa Assembly elections.

"If we win all the states in 2017, then no one can stop BJP's victory in 2019 elections," the BJP Chief said.

Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has asserted that it will not compromise on the credibility of its candidates for the 2017 Goa Assembly polls.

The party has already launched its campaign with its president and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal having visited Goa three times.

Kejriwal had said he would lead the AAP'sAssembly election campaign in Punjab, while his deputy, Manish Sisodia, would be given charge of Goa. (ANI)