New entrant Amit Palekar is AAP's CM face for Goa polls

The 46-year-old lawyer had recently joined AAP and is the party's candidate from St Cruz Assembly constituency, which is currently represented by the BJP

PTI

Panaji, January 19

The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday announced lawyer-turned-politician Amit Palekar as its chief ministerial face for the next month's assembly elections in Goa.

A video grab of Arvind Kejriwal with the CM candidate Amit Palekar in Panaji.

The 46-year-old lawyer had recently joined AAP and is the party's candidate from St Cruz Assembly constituency, which is currently represented by the BJP.

His name was announced by AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Panaji,   

“Goa wants a change and AAP has been getting a tremendous response in the coastal state. People are impressed with the Delhi model of governance,” he said.

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

“Palekar is the one who is ready to even give his life for Goa,” said Kejriwal.

The AAP had announced that it would have someone from the Bhandari community as its CM face in Goa. Palekar belongs to the Bhandari community.

Kejriwal denied that by announcing a member of the Bhandari community as the CM face in Goa, the AAP is playing caste politics.

“On the contrary, we are correcting the caste politics which was earlier played by other political parties,” he said.

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