Goa Election 2022: AAP Fields Amit Palekar As Its Chief Ministerial Candidate
AAP has announced to contest all 40 seats in BJP-ruled Goa, where elections are due in next year. Apart from the ruling BJP and opposition Congress, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC), the Shiv Sena and other parties will also be in the fray.
Panaji: The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday named Amit Palekar as its chief ministerial candidate for upcoming assembly elections in Goa. AAP national convenor national Arvind Kejriwal made the announcement during a press briefing in Panaji, Goa. Kejriwal said that the party will be contesting all the 40 Assembly seats in Goa. “Amit Palekar will be AAP’s chief ministerial candidate for the Goa assembly polls,” the Delhi Chief Minister said while adding that the advocate comes from the Bhandari community.
“I’m guaranteeing you a corruption-free Goa. We will get back Goa’s lost glory, a Goa everyone dreamt of. I will keep every word that I have said and that is my guaranty,” Amit Palekar said soon after he was named AAP CM candidate for upcoming Goa Assembly election.
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This comes a day after Kejriwal announced that Lok Sabha MP Bhagwant Mann will be AAP’s Chief Ministerial candidate for the Punjab assembly elections 2022.
THE MOMENT EVERYONE WAS WAITING FOR! 🎉
Noted Lawyer & Social Worker Shri @AmitPalekar10 announced as AAP Goa's CM Face by AAP National Convenor Shri @ArvindKejriwal
GOA IS READY FOR CHANGE! #AAPKaCM pic.twitter.com/kTUaF0HmGn
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) January 19, 2022
AAP failed to win a single seat in the 2017 elections despite running an ambitious campaign, pitching 39 candidates for a 40-seat strong assembly.
This year, AAP has announced to contest all 40 seats in BJP-ruled Goa, where elections are due in next year. Apart from the ruling BJP and opposition Congress, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC), the Shiv Sena and other parties will also be in the fray.
Goa will go to the assembly polls on February 14. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
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