That the Aam Aadmi Party in Goa is doing caste politics Chief Ministerial candidate With the opposition blaming it on the election, it did Arvind Kejriwal Denied.
Voting for the Goa Assembly will take place on Feb. 14 in a single phase. Aam Aadmi Party is actively campaigning to prove its strength in this election. Goa Aam Aadmi Party’s chief ministerial candidate in 40 assembly constituencies Amit Palekar Has been announced. 46 year old this Amit Palekar A lawyer. Studied law after completing zoology. In his early days as a lawyer, he argued cases by accepting only fruit from those who came to him.
Last three months ago, joined Aam Aadmi Amit Palekar Although his political activity and family influence are mentioned in the context of his election as the Chief Ministerial candidate, his caste background is said to have played a major role beyond that. Amit belongs to the Bandari community. About 35 per cent of the total population of Goa, the smallest state in India, belongs to this community. But so far he has been the chief minister of Goa only once, belonging to this community.
So far 13 people have been Goa’s chief minister 24 times. Of these 13 chiefs, only Ravi Naik belongs to the Bandari community. He was twice elected Prime Minister in 1991-93 and ’94. Only two and a half years in office. Dissatisfaction with the lack of proper representation of their community among the backward class Bandari community people has been going on for a long time.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has announced Amit, a member of the Bandari community, as its chief ministerial candidate, to take advantage of the situation. It is noteworthy that on the same day that Kejriwal launched his first campaign in Goa last November, he announced that his party’s chief candidate would be a member of the Bandari community and a Catholic Christian would be the deputy chief ministerial candidate.
Opposition parties have accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of politicizing the election of the Chief Minister. Speaking at the introductory meeting of Amit Balekar, Kejriwal denied the allegation, saying, “There is a sense of neglect among the Bandari community. No political party has made that community its chief minister. So far there has been only one chief minister. We are now adjusting to the caste politics that other political parties have played before. “
Earlier, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) fielded Elvis Gomez, a Catholic Christian, as its chief ministerial candidate in the 2017 assembly elections. In that election, Gomez lost and the Aam Aadmi Party could not open its account in Goa. Meanwhile, last year’s local elections gave the party a new lease of life. The Aam Aadmi Party won one seat in the local body elections and registered its arrival in Goa. The same temple has begun to work to get into the legislature.
As a first step, the Bandari community, one of the majority communities in the state, has taken over. Bandari, who has traditionally been a BJP supporter, this time in an attempt to divert community votes to the Aam Aadmi Party. Chief Ministerial candidate Selection is viewed. Other major parties, the BJP, have announced Pramod Sawant (current chief minister) of the Maratha Chhattisgarh community, Digambar Kamath of the Congress Brahmin community and Sudin Tawalikar of the Trinamool Congress Brahmin community as chief ministerial candidates.