A day after Bahujan Samaj Leader Upendra Gaonkar joined Aam Aadmi Party, Manoj Kumar Ghadi, another Bahujan leader from Cudnem also joined the party. Ghadi along with Geetanjali Jalmi, ex-Dy. Sarpanch of Cudnem panchayat, and Gurudas Jalmi, a social worker joined the party in the presence of AAP Spokesperson and leader Valmiki Naik alon. The Aam Aadmi Party is rapidly expanding in North Goa long seen as a bastion for the BJP, the latest joining happening in Sanquelim the CM own home assembly constituency. Manoj Kumar Ghadi is the Vice President of the Gomantak Bhandari Samaj (Bicholim Taluka) as well as the Ex Sankhali Incharge of the Gomantak Bhandari samaj. Ghadi is also a part of many social organisations and the former president of the Marcel Patrakar Sangh.
The Pramod Sawant Govt is seen embattled from all fronts as Goenkars are angry at the way it has handled both Covid and it’s lack of support for Goenkars bearing the brunt related financial issues borne out of lack of employment. The Sawant Sarkar has also come under pressure in North Goa for failing to deal with the growing crime menace that seems to be impacting women across the state.
AAP is growing it’s footprint in North Goa and amongst the Bahujan Samaj as many of it’s leaders are impressed with the people first politics of AAP. Goenkars are noting that despite not having a single MLA in the Assembly AAP is the only party that looked after Goenkars during the Corona Crisis from providing medical aid, door to door programs of Oximeter checkings and providing ration to all Goenkars in their time of need.
“I have joined Aam Aadmi Party today as just like many other Goenkars I have realised that neither the BJP nor the Congress are interested in working for the betterment of Goa. The Sawant Sarkar has completely forgotten Goenkars and left them to fend for themselves whereas AAP has stood with us during our time of need” said Manoj Kumar Ghadi.
“AAP is growing from strength to strength in Goa as Goenkars ahave realised that the party stands with them through thick and thin.” Said AAP Spokesperson Valmiki Naik. “Over the time many social activists and Goenkars who are dedicated to change will join the party across the state” added Naik