Goa: Amit Palekar will be the chief ministerial face of Aam Aadmi Party in Goa. This was announced by Arvind Kejriwal. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday announced lawyer-turned-politician Amit Palekar as the chief ministerial face for next month’s Goa Assembly elections.
The 46-year-old lawyer recently joined the AAP and is the party’s candidate from the St. Cruz assembly constituency, which is currently represented by the BJP. His name was announced by AAP’s national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Panaji. Kejriwal said, “Goa wants a change and the AAP is getting an overwhelming response in the coastal state. People are influenced by Delhi’s model of governance.
Kejriwal said that this time the party has given tickets to new faces across the state. He said that Palekar is the new face for Goa. Kejriwal said, Palekar is the one who is ready to lay down his life for Goa. AAP had announced that it would give a face from the Bhandari community as its chief ministerial face in Goa. Palekar belongs to the Bhandari community.
Kejriwal denied that AAP was playing caste politics in Goa by declaring a member of the Bhandari community as the chief ministerial face. “On the contrary, we are correcting caste politics which was earlier played by other political parties,” he said.