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Who is Pallavi Dempo, 1st woman to contest Lok Sabha polls on BJP ticket from Goa?

Written by  Shgun S -- March 25th 2024 02:20 PM
Who is Pallavi Dempo, 1st woman to contest Lok Sabha polls on BJP ticket from Goa?

Who is Pallavi Dempo, 1st woman to contest Lok Sabha polls on BJP ticket from Goa?

PTC News Desk: Pallavi Dempo, executive director of Dempo Industries, is the first woman contender in the BJP's Goa election history. The BJP announced Dempo's candidature for South Goa in its most recent list of 111 candidates for the upcoming general elections.

Pallavi Dempo, a Goan entrepreneur and educationist, holds a graduation degree in chemistry and a postgraduate degree in business management (MBA) from MIT in Pune.


The 49-year-old entrepreneur supervises the company's media and real estate operations.

The South Goa seat is now held by Congress leader Francisco Sardinha, and the BJP has won it only twice since 1962.

Shrinivas Dempo, Dempo's husband, is a well-known industrialist who leads the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industries (GCCI).

The Dempo family has adopted government high schools through the Rural School Adoption Programme to provide girls with vocational training.

Pallavi Dempo is the president of the Indo-German Educational and Cultural Society, which promotes cultural exchange between Germany and Goa.

She is a trustee of the Moda Goa Foundation, a fashion and textile museum founded by Wendell Rodricks, and served on Goa University's academic council from 2012 to 2016.

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