Goa Forward Party (GFP) has stated that the constituents of Fatorda, Saligao, Siolim, Velim and Navelim will elect its candidates and that the party will support the Congress to form the next government.
Stating that the people of Goa have filled the GFP with enthusiasm by its widespread support, GFP president Prabhakar Timble said the party will perform a miracle and all the four candidates from above constituencies and the independent candidate in Navelim supported by the party will win the elections.
Timble said “Not as a party president but as a political commentator I can tell you that our party will win four seats. In Saligao and Siolim, the opposition forces have come together. In Fatorda, Vijai Sardesai is unquestionable and in Velim our candidate is a frontrunner.”
Apart from the four candidates, he said that the independent candidate from Navelim, Edwin Cardozo has been a worker of the party since the beginning but his candidature was not declared as the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Luizinho Faleiro is contesting the elections.
“However, it has been proved that he (Edwin Cardozo) can win. Navelkars are saying no BJP, no Congress, therefore, we extended support to him as our aim is to keep the BJP out of power,” he added.
Responding to a question on extending support to Congress to form the government, Timble said “Since the start of the party, we are the only people who are saying will go with the Congress party, knowing the weaknesses of the Congress… We have said that even if the Congress doesn’t want we are prepared for an alliance. We are ready to sit in the opposition and still give you support because we want to throw out the BJP. We are clear on