Dr Renuka D’Silva Is GFP’s New Party President

The vacuum that was created by the resignation of former party president of Goa Forward Party (GFP) Prabhakar Timble has now been filled by Porvorim-based dentist, Dr Renuka D’Silva.

Replacing the founding member Prabhakar Timble, Dr Renuka D’Silva will now be heading the GFP, the alliance partners of Manohar Parrikar-led government. Timble had tendered his resignation minutes after Vijai Sardesai, along with other party MLAs extended support to the BJP in forming the new government on March 12. While only 13 seats were secured by the saffron party in the February 4 polls, GFP won three from the four seats it contested.

The announcement of appointing Dr Renuka was made at the state executive committee meeting held last evening. The party’s general secretary Durgadas Kamat informed that the decision to join the BJP-led coalition taken by the three MLAs, Jayesh Salgaonkar (Saligao), Vinod Palyekar (Siolim) and Vijai Sardesai (Fatorda), who are now ministers was endorsed.

Resigning from the primary membership on Monday, educationist and former president of the party, Prabhakar Timble in his resignation letter wrote, “I assume my reasons are known to all and I do not wish to elaborate further to save the ridicule of being painted as a theoretician with no knowledge of practical politics. I also want to save the Goa Forward party from embarrassment by this disassociation as I need to guard my ‘goemkarponn.”
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