Debutant Goa Forward Party (GFP) has been recognised as a state party after it met the criteria set by the Election Commission of India (ECI). GFP had won three out of four seats contested by it in the Recently held assembly polls.
GFP was granted the status after it met the conditions set under para 6 A (iii) of the Election Symbols (Reservation & Allotment) Order, 1968. The party had to win at least three seats in the assembly. Coconut has been reserved as the party symbol by the GFP.