Panaji: Targeting ‘youth power’ to raise its popularity among the masses, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) has decided to bring in major amendment to its constitution, for allowing more involvement of the youth in the party, with an objective to expand the party further.
Coming out with this information, MGP president Pandurang ‘Deepak’ Dhavalikar told ‘The Navhind Times’ that the 55-year-old constitution of the party would be amended soon so that younger generation will be able to participate actively in the party’s administration as well as affairs, from the new year 2020.
“A joint meeting of the working committee as well as the central committee of the MGP was held on December 7, which cleared this particular decision.” Dhavalikar informed, stating that the amendment would allow extra powers to the youth wing of the MGP as well as more representation to the new generation on the central committee.
“It was observed that the central committee of the MGP, all this while, had only veteran party leaders posted on it, while youth members of the party getting no opportunity to work on this committee,” the MGP president added, further pointing out, “Therefore, we will now provide this opportunity to them and try to take the party to the level, where it was in the past.”
MGP is the oldest regional political front and has consistently been represented in the Goa legislative assembly since 1963. It was in power from 1963 to 1980 and boasts of 12 per cent to 13 per cent vote share during the 2017 state assembly election.