Special Correspondent

PANAJI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main opposition party, will start its pre-election campaign in the State on Thursday on the theme of "Save Goa for next generation" with a public meeting to be addressed in Mapusa in north Goa by former BJP president Venkaiah Naidu.

Goa BJP president Sripad Naik, north Goa MP, said on Wednesday that the party had decided to begin its public contact programme in view of the upcoming Assembly election. Goa Assembly is due for election in May this year.

The next meeting will be held in Margao on Friday.

The meeting will be addressed by Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar.

The meetings would highlight the failures of the Congress-led coalition Government in the State, said former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

The party will also begin a "Ghar Ghar Chalo Abhiyan" .