Scribe Baburao Revankar announces his plan to contest Assembly polls

Gomantak Times
Thursday, 30 January 2020

"My Samaj people have been requesting me to contest the Goa Assembly elections from Mormugao constituency. I have not decided on any party as of now but it is certain that I will contest the Assembly elections even as an independent candidate, if required." 

- Baburao Revankar, President Goa Kshatriya Maratha Kharvi Samaj (GKMKS)

VASCO: Journalist and Goa Kshatriya Maratha Kharvi Samaj (GKMKS) president Baburao Revankar on Tuesday stated that he will contest the next Assembly elections from Mormugao constituency.
However, Revankar declined to disclose whether he will contest the elections on party symbol or enter the fray as an independent candidate.
Revankar was formerly member of the M G Party Yuva Sanghathana. Currently he is the president of Goa Kshatriya Maratha Kharvi Samaj. He also handles the functions of Shree Tirupati Balaji Devasthan situated at Sada-Mormugao.
According to Revankar, a lot of people mostly members of the GKMKS had approached him to contest the next Assembly elections. Kshatriya Maratha Kharvi Samaj has sizeable population in Mormugao constituency, he said adding that the Samaj was of the firm opinion that someone from the community should represent them in Mormugao constituency, he said.
Revankar said, "My Samaj people have been requesting me to contest the Goa Assembly elections from Mormugao constituency. I have not decided on any party as of now but it is certain that I will contest the Assembly elections even as an independent candidate, if required. In 1995, I had contested Mormugao municipal council elections from ward no 2 and lost by 14 votes."
Revankar recalled that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal during his maiden visit to Goa in 2016 had first visited the Tirupati Balaji temple at Sada-Mormugao, which was managed by him. There were then reports that Revankar could be the AAP candidate from Mormugao constituency. But AAP gave the ticket to former MLA Karl Vaz, who forfeited his security deposit.

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