Calling it a “strategic decision”, the Aam Aadmi Party’s Goa convener, Elvis Gomes, has stepped down from the publish in what seems to be a reshuffle within the celebration forward of the Goa meeting elections, that are a yr and a few months away.
Addressing the media, Gomes stated the choice will assist him to work on the grassroots and strengthen the celebration.
“It is a strategic decision to step down. For four years, I was the convener and now the party’s work can be seen on the ground. Now there are many leaders in the party who can take on the administrative roles. The need is instead to work on the ground and to bring other good people into the party. So I have taken up that responsibility,” he stated.
“I am also aware of the ground level situation and until we do not strengthen on the ground, our work will not go forward,” he added.
Gomes had stop as Goa Civil Service officer forward of the 2017 Goa meeting elections and joined the AAP. In a short while, he was named the celebration’s convener.
His choice to step down comes barely weeks after the celebration’s basic secretary within the state Pradeep Padgaonkar additionally stepped down on well being grounds after he contracted Covid-19 and wanted hospitalisation.
Gomes stated that the 2 resignations regardless of coming inside weeks of one another weren’t related.
“There is no connection between the two resignations,” he stated.
The cost as celebration’s convener has been given to Rahul Mhambrey, the celebration’s treasurer.
The AAP did not win a single seat on the 2017 meeting elections in Goa with all however one of many celebration’s 40 candidates shedding their deposits, together with Gomes and Padgaonkar.