Lok Sabha polls in Goa: AAP eyes support of first-time voters
The Aam Admi Party (AAP), which is contesting both the Parliamentary seats in Goa, is largely banking on the first-time voters for support.
Talking to PTI, AAP's North Goa seat contestant Pradeep Padgaonkar on April 20 said the response from the first-time voters has been tremendous as they find the party's policies in sync with their way of thinking.
"The first-time voters are getting attracted to the AAP in a big way. They find the party in sync with their thoughts. Even the old voters find hope in the AAP because of its policies," the journalist-turned-politician said.
Padgaonkar is pitted against BJP's Shripad Naik and Congress' Girish Chodankar and others. Naik is Union minister for Ayush and a four-time MP from North Goa constituency.
"After speaking to voters, I realised that the MP (Naik) has done nothing for voters. They are fed up with him," Padgaonkar said.
"People claim that Naik hasn't done anything for them, but only created crematorium to take care of them after their death. They don't know where the MPLAD funds have gone," Padgaokar said.