Arvind Kejriwal announced Amit Palekar as the AAP's candidate for Chief Minister of Goa
Palekar is a lawyer by profession. All 40 Assembly seats in Goa will be contested by the Aam Aadmi Party
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has named their candidate for Chief Minister of Goa. Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi chief minister and AAP's national convenor, announced that Amit Palekar will be the party's CM candidate. All 40 Assembly seats in Goa will be contested by the party. Palekar is a lawyer by profession and belongs to the Bhandari community, according to Kejriwal.
On Sunday, Kejriwal did a door-to-door campaign in the Goa village of Cortalim, which is set to vote in February. Kejriwal and other party members were seen meeting with voters in Cortalim as part of the campaign. During the campaign, voters were given pamphlets to read.
If his party wins the state's Assembly elections in 2022, Kejriwal has offered cash support of Rs 1,000 per month to every woman over the age of 18. According to Kejriwal, "Griha Aadhar benefit for women will be increased from Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,500 per month. Rs 1,000 per month will be given to every female over 18 years. This is the biggest and the most effective women empowerment programme in the world." He added, "They say Kejriwal is giving `freebies`. Till date, only ministers used to get freebies on taxpayers` money. What leaders are getting is a freebie, what people are getting is their right."
The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC), the Shiv Sena, and other parties will compete alongside the ruling BJP and opposition Congress. Meanwhile, the ruling BJP's Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has stated that his party will create a majority administration in the Union Territory with at least 22 seats.
On February 14, Goa will hold its Assembly elections. The results of the election will be announced on March 10. Kejriwal's declaration comes just one day after announcing Bhagwant Mann, a comedian-turned-politician, as the CM face for the Punjab Assembly Elections.
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