AAP colourfully brooming its way in eye-catching manner in Goa
Even as D-day of February 4 draws near for people to cast their votes in the 2017 Goa polls, campaigning continues at a hectic pace in Goa with all concerned parties shouting themselves hoarse in stamping their identity on public memory. However, the Aam Aadmi
Party (AAP) seems to catch the eyes of people among the crowd of political parties trying to make waves through banners, placards, chanting and shouting slogans in their party's favour.
One group of five AAP youngsters chose to be different. Sporting brooms in one hand and placards bearing colourful images of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Goa AAP chief minister-designate Elvis Gomes and local AAP candidates, the youngsters stopped in front of the business shops, choosing to instead chant loudly "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and "Vande Mataram" instead of extolling their AAP party's virtues.
The group comprised five men from Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, who took time off occasionally from their work and studies to campaign for AAP since 2011. Som Jaiswal (31) a PG student and an event management person, Deepak Gonde (29) and Bhavan Krishna Pallivar (33) – both in real estate, Rahul Vaidya (student), and social worker Sandeep Pimpalkar (30) said their presence in Goa was because it could witness history being made and they wanted to be part of it.
Som Jaiswal, who lost his voice from shouting himself hoarse amidst the din of market noise in the Mapuca market, said the group came in from far-off Maharashtra because "We are looking at change in the nation's politics as its current situation is not good with not many jobs for us and the country not prospering. But we are excited as we think AAP is going to sweep Goa in these polls like in Delhi," he said.