Cuncolim: The Alemao family opened a new chapter in their quest to stay in power with the formal induction of Yuri Alemao, the son of former Cuncolim MLA Joaquim Alemao, into the Goa Forward Party (GFP) at a public meeting held at Cuncolim Municipal hall on Sunday evening.
Goa Forward President Vijai Sardesai handed him a coconut and in his speech, he announced to the audience that Yuri would be their MLA. In his speech, Sardesai said that he had asked Joaquim not to contest the 2017 elections but instead field his son in Cuncolim under Goa Forward Party.
In an attempt to reach out to the Catholic and minority community, Sardesai said that he spoke to the Bishop and told them that if this (BJP) government does injustice to the community, we are there in the government to oppose them. He also stated that the government is stable.
Yuri Alemao started his speech by requesting Sardesai to include Cuncolim revolt in History books. He praised Sardesai saying that in the last term, no one could be seen on TV opposing the government other than Vijai. He announced that with the help of Vijai Sardesai, the State Highway in Chandor has been denotified. [H]