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Updated: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 16:33 [IST]

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<p><strong>Panaji, 18 November</strong> Utpal Parrikar, son of former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, on Thursday warned that he could take "tough decisions" if the ruling BJP did not give him a ticket from Panaji to contest the Assembly elections.  However, he said that he was confident that he would get the ticket.  Utpal's father Manohar Parrikar had represented the seat for more than 25 years.  "I have already told the party that I want to contest from Panaji and I am confident that the party will give me a ticket," Utpal said.</p>    <div class="big_center_img" data-cl-cnt="0" data-cnt-t="0" data-gal-src="https://hindi.oneindia.com/img/2021/11/1-1637232992.jpg"> <div> <figure><img data-pagespeed-lazy-src="https://hindi.oneindia.com/img/2021/11/x1-1637232992.jpg.pagespeed.ic.3Ysfwx2s7P.jpg" class="image_listical c2" alt="Utpal Parrikar" title="Utpal Parrikar" data-cl-slideshow="" data-cl-title = "Utpal Parrikar" data-cl-description = "" data-cl-imageid = "649238-0"" src="/img/loading.gif" onload="pagespeed.lazyLoadImages.loadIfVisibleAndMaybeBeacon(this);" onerror="this.onerror=null;pagespeed.lazyLoadImages.loadIfVisibleAndMaybeBeacon(this);"/></figure> </div> </div> <p><strong>No ticket was found in the by-election held after the death of his father.</strong></p>   <p>Atanasio Monseret, who won the seat on a Congress ticket in 2017, joined the BJP along with nine other MPs.  It may be recalled that Utpal Parrikar had expressed his displeasure over non-issuance of tickets by the BJP in the by-elections held after the death of his father in 2019.  He was replaced by Siddharth Kunkalinkar.  However, in the by-elections, the BJP lost the Panaji seat to Congress candidate Atanasio Monseret.</p> <p><strong>Also read: <a href="https://hindi.oneindia.com/news/india/mi-17-helicopter-of-indian-air-force-crashes-in-arunachal-pradesh-649231.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter crashes in Arunachal Pradesh, all safe including pilot</a></strong></p> <p><strong>I will decide when the time comes</strong></p>  <p>When Utpal was asked what he would do if he did not get a ticket in next year's Assembly elections.  "I don't need to talk about it now," Utpal said.  Manohar Parrikar has not found anything easy in his life.  In the same way I have to do what I want.  I may be forced to make some difficult decisions and I need to make those decisions.  He said that at present he did not want to say much on the issue, adding that he would listen to the people when it came time to take a decision.  He said that at present he was confident that the BJP would give him a ticket.</p>           <div class="notification-outerblock clearfix" id="notification-articleblock" style="display:none;"> <p>

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If BJP does not give ticket then I will take tough decision – Utpal Parrikar

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