INDIA Bloc Fields AAP Candidate for South Goa By-Election

The INDIA bloc has nominated Aam Aadmi Party's Joseph Gabriel Pimenta for the upcoming Zilla Panchayat by-election in South Goa. The by-election, scheduled for June 23, follows the disqualification of Hanzel Fernandes. Goa's opposition leaders believe this move consolidates the unity and strength of the opposition parties.


PTI | Panaji | Updated: 11-06-2024 17:37 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 17:37 IST
INDIA Bloc Fields AAP Candidate for South Goa By-Election
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The INDIA bloc has nominated Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Joseph Gabriel Pimenta for the impending Zilla Panchayat by-election in South Goa. The by-election, set for June 23, comes in the wake of the disqualification of Hanzel Fernandes, the first AAP elected representative in the coastal state, due to an invalid OBC certificate.

AAP's Goa unit chief, Amit Palekar, expressed that the INDIA bloc in Goa aims to remain united not just for the Lok Sabha elections but for all future contests. 'It is the aspiration of the people of Goa that this alliance continues, and our allies have pledged their support for the AAP in the by-election,' he stated.

Yuri Alemao, Leader of Opposition and Congress leader, highlighted that the INDIA bloc's recent success in the Lok Sabha election underscores the need for the opposition parties' unity. Durgadas Kamat, the Goa Forward Party (GFP) general secretary, added that the alliance would form the next government in the state, showcasing the opposition's potential to win when unified.

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