"Aam Aadmi should join AAP to change India's political game"

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 04 January 2014 15:23 IST

Valmiki Naik, Remo Fernandes, Rajendra Kakodkar & Dr Oscar Rebello at AAP press meet

Aam Aadmi Party is changing the political game of India and we need all Aam Aadmis to join this revolutionary movement that would change the face of India, Remo Fernandes and Dr Oscar Rebello appealed to the people of Goa today.

The AAP in Goa is taking up a mass membership drive from tomorrow, by opening offices in Panaji and Margao.

“Anybody who is the citizen of India and not a member of another political party can join AAP as the ordinary member by paying the fee of Rs 10”, said Valmiki Naik, the leader of AAP in Goa.

At a jointly addressed press conference, Dr Rebello said the AAP experiment needs to be supported by all the right thinking people as it disowns the regular political trend of worshipping the individuals, families or dynasties.

“It believes in us – the masses – and making it a real political power of the people”, said the former GBA convenor.

Remo, India’s leading rock star, said for the first time as a voter in last three decades, he was attracted towards one party that was worth it.

“Not a single party inspired me, except AAP, which goes to the people for every important decision, including forming government in Delhi”, said Remo.

According to him, the social movement started against corruption had no other alternative than entering electoral politics since the usual democratic methods like rallies, fasting and convincing do not work with the criminal politicians any more.

“We are not here for positions but to take ahead our social cause”, said Dr Rebello.

He however said the AAP in Goa has not yet decided its stance against burning social issues like casinos, Regional Plan, environmental destruction etc.

“The issue of Mopa and Dabolim air ports is not on the agenda of AAP at this stage”, said Rajendra Kakodkar, one of the leaders of Goa Only for Dabolim.


Brining the Lokayukta on the lines of Janlokayukta, Service Guarantee Act and real Gram Swaraj are the prime issues AAP will take up in Goa, he added.

Dr Rebello also said that the Parivartan brought in the last Assembly election by electing the BJP to power had proved to be a huge disappointment, disillusionment and disheartening.

Replying to a question, he also admitted that the Goa Bachao Abhiyan movement dragged as it was not converted into a political movement at a right moment.

Though AAP is welcoming anybody and everybody to join the party, Remo felt that the corrupt elements won’t join the new political party since there is no scope for corruption.

The AAP is opening membership drive in Panaji on Sunday at 11 am at its office near Panaji municipal garden, opposite Souza Towers.

Similarly, the new office of AAP in Margao would be opened at 5 pm at Gogol circle. 

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Please investigate how Ruby Contruction could carry construction in the forest behind Canacona Mamladar office.Corruption involved with local MLA and Councilor involved.

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