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Goa Forward Party
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Goa Forward Party (GFP) may be a regional party within the western coastal Indian state of Goa, led by Vijai Sardesai. The GFP fielded four candidates within the 2017 Goa Assembly election and won three seats. It played an important , if controversial, role within the return of the Bharatiya Janata Party to power within the March 2017 election leads to Goa.The partys motto is "Goem, Goemkar, Goemkarponn" (Goa, Goans and Goan ethos).The party was launched on 25 January 2016 and its symbol is that the coconut.

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The Goa Forward Party was launched on 25 January 2016 with Prabhakar Timble as its President, Dr. Renuka Da Silva because the vice chairman and Mohandas Lolienkar because the state secretary of the party under the guidance of then Independent MLA Vijai Sardesai. The party was launched as an alternate to the national political parties and inclusive development while retaining Goemkarponn (Goan ethos). during a news conference held to announce the launching of the party, then President Prabhakar Timble had stated that the party would be able to unite the other political parties except the Bharatiya Janata Party. within the initial days of its formation, the Goa Forward Party was a vocal critic of the Bharatiya Janata Party and its campaign for the 2017 Goa legislature election was majorly supported the anti-BJP plank. To oust the BJP from power was among the partys main priorities when it had been launched. The first protest by the party along side other opposition parties was persisted 27 January 2016 opposing lowering of coconut trees to form way for the red category beer factory by Vani Agro Farms Private Ltd. at Amdai in Sanguem. The party later organised a civil disobedience within the sort of a Maad Yatra (Coconut tree march) to protest against the Goa Preservation of Trees (Amendment) Act, 2016 which was gone by the Goa legislature .