EC failed to curb use of money power in polls: Goa AAP

AAP's chief ministerial candidate in the coastal state Elvis Gomes expressed confidence that the people had overwhelmingly voted for the party, party sources said.

By: PTI | Panaji | Published: February 8, 2017 9:44 pm

The Goa unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has claimed that the Election Commission has failed to curb the use of money power in last week’s Assembly polls in the state. At an internal review meeting yesterday, AAP’s chief ministerial candidate in the coastal state Elvis Gomes expressed confidence that the people had overwhelmingly voted for the party, party sources said.

However, he slammed the EC, they added. “I will say it on record that the Election Commission has miserably failed to stop distribution of money and liquor across Goa on the eve of the polls,” Gomes told the meeting. He also claimed that the poll results on March 11 will be a “huge surprise” for the “so-called political pundits”.

AAP said in a release that its candidates and volunteers would undertake a door-to-door campaign to thank the voters for their love and support and to reassure them that the party would be with them “in the continuing mission to change politics and save Goa’s land, culture and heritage”.

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    Krishna
    Feb 10, 2017 at 9:39 pm
    AAP knows it now? Did they give out the money or accept it - both are illegal!
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    1. Kussh Singh
      Feb 14, 2017 at 8:18 pm
      I think a people's revolution has to take place at the local level in Goa as it happenned in Delhi where Kejriwal started the fight against corruption in or around 2000 or earlier. If electoral change comes now, perhaps the Goan society may not be able to handle it and Goa's AAP may not stabilise. It takes atleast 10 to 15 years for grroots change to overcome its problems of giving birth and finding the right human resource mix.
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