GF indirectly offers 20 seats to Cong for alliance; dismisses AAP

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 18 August 2016 23:06 IST

Goa Forward is planning to leave 20 seats for alliance with the Congress while declaring 20 candidates by October.

The new regional outfit has also ruled out any possibility of aligning with the Aam Aadmi Party.

“No other party in the world is as honest as AAP. Even if we are, they won’t consider us honest. How will then be alliance with AAP”, asked Prabhakar Timble, the GF president.

Independent MLA Vijai Sardesai-floated Goa Forward has moved into action with Election Commission of India registering the regional party yesterday.

The party is also planning to ask for ‘coconut’ as its first choice for the symbol, in the background of the Save Coconut tree campaign it had led.

Soon after getting confirmation of registration from the ECI, the regional outfit had a press conference today.

     

“We will announce our first list of 20 candidates by end September or first week of October. We assure that they would be winnable candidates”, said Timble.

For the rest 20, the GF plans to leave it open for alliance.                                                         

“If not, we will announce our candidates”, he said.

When asked whether he meant alliance with Congress, he asked: “Who else we can have alliance with, besides Congress?”

Hinting indirectly at AAP, Timble also said: “we are a conscientious party, not the one who would be in Goa for two days and then in Delhi”.

He also tried to play naïve, claiming that he is not referring to anybody in particular.

“Our prime aim is to dislodge the BJP at any cost”, he said. 

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Congress is going to get Zero Seats, same like in Delhi. Congress is going to lose in Goa, same like in other States. Congress will become like Communist Party. Before they ruled many states and now nowhere to be seen. Future elections will be straight fight between BJP and AAP only.

- Jack De Goan, Goa | 22 nd August 2016 20:01

 

AAP will never give Tickets to the Criminal & Corrupt. All honest people from Congress, BJP, etc. must join AAP to serve Aam Aadmi and not for their self interest. AAP will never sell ticket but gives free after 100% pure background check of the Candidate.

- Jack De Goan, Goa | 20 th August 2016 21:52

 

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