Former Goa minister Suresh Amonkar joins GSM

"I had not renewed my membership with BJP hence I was without any political affiliation," said Amonkar, who was the health minister in the then Manohar Parrikar-led Goa government.

By: PTI | Panaji | Published:October 31, 2016 8:36 pm

Former Goa minister Suresh Amonkar on Monday joined rebel-RSS leader Subhash Velingkar mentored Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) which is gearing up to contest the forthcoming state Assembly polls in alliance with Shiv Sena. Amonkar, two time BJP legislator from then Pale constituency, which is now renamed as Sankhalim, had contested 2012 election as an independent candidate after BJP refused him the ticket.

“I had not renewed my membership with BJP hence I was without any political affiliation,” said Amonkar, who was the health minister in the then Manohar Parrikar-led Goa government. Though many GSM leaders have been criticising Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Amonkar said he would not comment anything against anyone.

“We are here for a fight. We will fight the polls and emerge as victorious and fulfil the promises made to the people,” he said. Shiv Sena has in-principal agreed for an alliance with GSM.