While Kamat has been nominated from Margao, Rane has been nominated from Poriem and Shirodkar from Siroda. Ministers renominated include Manohar Ajgaonkar from Pernem-sc, Atansio T M Monserrate from St Cruz, Ravi Naik from Ponda and Vishwajeet Rane from Valpoi.
Vishwajeet is the son of the Assembly Speaker who had served as chief minister for several years. Former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao has been nomination from Navelim. Goa Assembly is a 40-member House and Congress has left seven seats to its alliance partner NCP.