Amit Palekar is AAP's CM face for Goa

Arvind Kejriwal has declared Amit Palekar as the party's chief ministerial candidate for Goa Assembly elections.
Amit Palekar is AAP's CM face for Goa

Delhi Chief Minitser Arvind Kejriwal with Amit Palekar 

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Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday, January 19, declared Amit Palekar as the party's chief ministerial candidate for Goa Assembly elections.

Kejriwal said that this time, the party has given tickets to the fresh faces across the state. He said that Palekar is a new face for Goa.

"In December, Amit Palekar put his life to save Goa's heritage. He is a fresh face, educated, committed to bring about a change in Goa andcontesting election for the first time. I hope people will vote for AAP and male Amit Palekar as Goa's Chief Minister," Kejriwal said.

The 46-year-old lawyer had joined AAP in October last year and is the party's candidate from the St Cruz Assembly constituency, which is currently represented by BJP. In December, Palekar went on 5-day fast to protest the illegal structure in Old Goa.

Promising a "corruption-free" Goa, Amit Palekar said he would work towards bringing back the Goa's "lost glory". "I will keep every word that I have said and that is my guaranty," he said..

The party has been working across Goa to highlight the Delhi model of governance and has also offered 'guarantees' of Kejriwal to voters. "Goa wants a change and AAP has been getting a tremendous response in each and every corner of Goa. People are impressed with the Delhi model of governance," he said,

Earlier, AAP had promised that its CM candidates would be from numerically strong Bhandari Samaj. Kejriwal denied that by announcing a member of the Bhandari community as the CM face in Goa, the AAP is playing caste politics.

On Tuesday, AAP declared its fourth list comprising five candidates.

The Election commission has scheduled the single-phase assebly elections in Goa for Februrary 14. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

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