Goa Democratic Front (GDF) today entered into the electoral fray when its President Dayanand Narvekar filed the nomination from North Goa (Panaji constituency). Dayanand Narvekar who has three decades of experience in the state politics is expected to get clear edge over the rival candidates due to the developmental work he has executed when he was in power.
Narvekar was accompanied by several leaders from North Goa during his filing of nomination this morning. The former minister who has successfully held portfolios like Finance and Health and given one of the best budget for the state of Goa in 2008-09.He has assured to get Goa’s issues solved through Parliament, which is a much higher level compared to the state legislative assembly.
GDF, which was initially formed as NGO to take up social service work without any political aspiration has now snowballed into a strong regional political outfit which is getting support from the people across North and South Goa.
Narvekar has already surpassed his rivals in the election campaign and has held successful meetings in places like Anjuna, Cumbharjua, Porvorim, Pednem, Mapusa, Aldona and Thivim.
“I can feel the pulse of people during the meeting. The response which I received for my meetings just on the word of mouth publicity is indication that people are fed up of BJP and Congress. Aam Admi Party too has spoilt its chances with the indecisive policies of its national leaders,” Narvekar said.
“GDF is purely people’s party which has arrived here to make difference. The agenda is entire pro-people and we have no strings around us like what BJP has in the form of Modi,” he said.
GDF has decided to first make its presence in 20 constituencies of North Goa before the Lok Sabha polls. Subsequently after winning the seat will make its presence across Goa. “We are here to stay forever and change the political system” Narvekar said.
The party will soon announce its manifesto and the symbol. Our cadres are gathering inputs from various people to draft the manifesto. Once we have entire feedback, we will come out with pro-people manifesto which will list out what people want from the central government. We don’t believe in imposing our likings or ideology on the people. People’s welfare is our ideology, Narvekar said.