Remo replaces guitar with a broom, joins AAP

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 28 December 2013 15:57 IST

Remo Fernandes, Goa’s internationally acclaimed musician and pop star, joined the Aam Aadmi Party.

Instead of a guitar, he was seen with a broom, the symbol of AAP.

For the first time, the politically conscious musician of Goa, has joined a political party.

After joining the AAP in Goa, Remo in his Facebook status said: “I have joined AAP, to BE  a change.”

His FB status read as follows:

“Yesterday was a historic day for me: for the very first time in my life, I joined a political party. Because, for the first time in my life, I believe in a political party. The AAM ADMI PARTY.

Before those of you who are politically ignorant [like me!] think this means I've 'joined politics and am standing for elections', let me clarify this only means that, like lakhs of people have done in Delhi, I have become a party worker/member by paying a Rs. 10 fee and acquiring a receipt. And that signifies that I agree with the party's policies and ideologies, and that I'm ready to work to implement them to the best of my ability.



I've had enough of voting for different parties and different leaders and expecting change, but being short-changed each time. Like the saying goes, if I want change, I have to BE the change.

If you want to BE the change too [instead of sitting back and saying "Now let's see what the AAP does!"], contact Mr. Valmiki Naik, cell # 955 233 0403.”

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Unless the political volcano erupts earlier, the next Goa Assembly elections are over three years away. It’s a long period during which anything can happen in Politics. Today, in this game of political chess there are no permanent friends or foes with nothing ever being impossible.



It is too premature to predict whether the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will have an impact in the State of Goa. A lot will depend on how the party takes shape and performs in its now maiden seat of power in Delhi.



Politicians are known to promise the moon but miserably failing to deliver. Will AAP be different? Mesmerising people by making tall promises may be a piece of cake, but sincerely fulfilling those commitments is all together another ball game. In Goa we have witnessed over the last 21 months the current BJP government after having raced to power with a wave of promises now leaving all those who had voted for that Parivartan in a state of utter dismay.



One also recollects that 1977 phenomena where the then Janata Party rode to power in the Lok Sabha elections decimating the then Congress Party led by Indira Gandhi with Raj Narain becoming the king maker. That experiment soon miserably faulted, fumbled and failed. The political chaos and turmoil that followed is all part of history. In an era of coalitions and conglomerations, change is inevitable and is required on the political spectrum.



The people of Goa were disgusted with the Congress and are now sorely disappointed with the BJP. They would definitely look and yearn for an alternative. Whether a vibrant regional outfit will take roots or whether the Aam Aadmi party will fill the void will have to be seen. However, the redeeming factor of AAP appears to be its high value as a credible opposition even while in power because of the wide spread disgust with the Congress as well as the BJP. In Goa the AAP could combine the purely Goan regional votes with those of the migrants. Goa has been known for its fertile political soil and a proven laboratory for political experiments. In circumventing the Anti-defection law, Goa has shown India the way. Will AAP take off in Goa? Will that broom sweep the horrendous political dirt that this State is enveloped in. Will Goa see the AAP effect? Only time will tell.

- Aires Rodrigues, Ribandar | 30 th December 2013 07:15

 

Very Good Mr. Remo, I wish you all the best in your new project in the coming new year 2014. Like U I expect a change in Goa as well and looking forward that the AAP will give justice to the citizens of India and Goa in Particular. Lets rock India with a Change, We badly require the over all change in our political systems. Lets do it little by little so that at least we can change Goa and keep it safe for the posterity.

- Francisco Fernandes, Great Britain ( Goan ) | 29 th December 2013 02:06

 

Well done, Remo!

More personalities will join the AAP and this party will do well in Goa.

AAP can be the only alternative to the Congress and BJP in Goa.

The regional parties of Goa are opportunistic and join any party that comes to power to share 'kursi' as ministers or chairmanships of some corporations.

- Francisco, Goa | 28 th December 2013 18:38

 

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