HAPPY NEW YEAR: Goa Forward workers at a rally in Saligao led by Saligao candidate Jayesh Salgaonkar. BJP candidate Dilip Parulekar has been dismissed as political garbage by Goa Forward boss Vijay Sardessai

By Goan Observer Staff

Over 500 workers including Saligao Block members of Goa Forward  took out  a rally on the New Year Day as a part of the door-to-door campaign. The rally commencing from Saligao Circle covered the market and Sangolda village panchayat area. Goa Forward Saligao candidate Jayesh Salgaonkar marched along with MLA Vijai Sardesai, party president Prabhakar Timble, general secretary Mohandas Lolienkar, spokespersons Prashant Naik, Durgadas Kamat and Tanveer Khatib,  vice president Renuka Dennis Da Silva and panchas of Guirim, Saligao, Nerul, Reis Magos panchayats.

Jayesh Salgaonkar promised to take Saligao Forward free of corruption and reiterated his commitment for Goa, Goemkar and Goemkarponn. Vijai Sardesai appealed to the people to join hands with Goa Forward to oust the BJP and its current sitting MLA from power. He said that Saligao constituency in spite being represented by a Tourism Minister lacks basic infrastructure in the coastal belts of Nerul and Reis Magos. Even a toilet for locals as well as visitors on the beach are not found, he lamented.

Party president Prabhakar Timble said that the people of Saligao should make the 2017 elections a straight fight between BJP and Goa Forward and ensure that the vote of the opposition is not divided.

Goa Forward mentor Vijai Sardessai added that it was time the people of Saligao constituency dump the political garbage called Dilip Parulekar who has been termed as a land grabber officially and whose actions have brought disrepute to the people of Saligao constituency.

Several local political leaders expressed that a change by way of Jayesh Salgaonkar is being welcomed and accepted by people of Saligao due to his simplicity and down-to-earth attitude.  

Jayesh Salgaonkar stated that he had already started his door-to-door campaign earlier and the rally on the New Year Day was to make a new beginning for 2017 and expressed happiness at the response.

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