Ex-Goa CM Faleiro is AITC candidate for Rajya Sabha’s seat by Bengal poll

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The Trinamool Congress field Luizinho Faleiro, the former Goa prime minister who joined the party a month and a half ago as his candidate for Rajya Sabha’s next poll in Bengal.

So Faleiro wants to be the face of Trinamool in Goa assembly elections next year, party leaders said.

The ruling Bengal party is trying to gain a foothold in the coastal state. Supreme Trinamool Mamata Banerjee appointed MP Mahua Moitra as the state of Goa’s responsible party.

Faleiro, a former Congress leader, will likely submit his candidacy for Rajya Sabha’s poll at the Bengal state assembly by Tuesday, the latest date for submitting the candidacy. Voting takes place on November 29th.

Faleiro joined the Trinamool Congress on September 29, along with nine other leaders in Calcutta, and was appointed national vice president of the party on 22 October.

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