Quoting that opposition parties only wake up at the time of the election, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar stated that AAP should not be underestimated. He was speaking with media after three days of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s campaign in Goa. AAP’s Goa counterpart and BJP leader Laxmikant Parsekar spoke with regards to the AAP campaign in Goa. Here is what the Chief Minister said about the AAP’s growth in Goa.
Parsekar told the media in Panaji, “We should not underestimate them (AAP). But AAP should not consider that crowd of 7,000-8,000 that had gathered for their public meeting would convert into votes.”
He further stated, “No party can grow overnight. BJP took 25 years to grow in the state (Goa) and become a strong pillar.”
AAP’s public held on May 22 was chaired by leader Arvind Kejriwal.
Mr. Parsekar responding to the question said that he is very happy to see that one more political party has been added to the list of opposition in the state.
He added, “But this does not mean that AAP should dream of winning the Goa Legislative Assembly election which is just eight months away.”
As said by Parsekar AAP will have to work at least for five years to set up their base in Goa.
According to Chief Minister Opposition parties become active only in run-up to elections.
He further added, “This should not be the case. They (AAP) should work for five years to build confidence among people.”
AAP has already announced that the party will contest all 40 seats in the coastal state.