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Goa Vikas Party

Goa Vikas Party
Leader Francisco Pacheco
President Viola Pacheco
Founder Sitaram Bandodkar
Headquarters Porvorim, Goa[1]
ECI Status Registered Unrecognized Party[1]
Alliance National Democratic Alliance
Seats in the Legislative Assembly
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Politics of India
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The Goa Vikas Party (GVP) is a regional political party from Goa, India, led by Francisco Pacheco.[2] The GVP was founded by late Sitaram Bandodkar,[3] and the current president is Francisco Pacheco's partner Viola Pacheco.[4][5] It was revived by Pacheco, who left the Nationalist Congress Party and joined the GVP ahead of the 2012 Goa Legislative Assembly election.[6] It is a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).[7] It is a part of the ruling coalition in Goa, the other members being the BJP and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party.[2] The GVP has two members in the Goa Legislative Assembly: Pacheco from Nuvem and Caetano Silva from Benaulim.[8]

Three daughters of GVP founder Sitaram Bandodkar lodged a complaint in the [12]


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  2. ^ a b c "Goa Vikas Party supremo to lend colour to new cabinet".  
  3. ^ "Goa Vikas Party Announces Support To BJP-MGP Combine". Panaji:  
  4. ^ "Mickky opens offices at Loutulim, Nuvem". Margao:  
  5. ^ "Mickky yet to contact Viola, buddies clueless". Paniji: O Heraldo. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Pacheco joins Goa Vikas Party".  
  7. ^ Adnan Farooqui & E. Sridharan (2014): Is the Coalition Era Over in Indian Politics?, The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Sixth Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa".  
  9. ^ "Statistical Report on General election, 2012 to the legislative assembly of Goa" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Goa minister who slapped government servant resigns".  
  11. ^ "Caitu stakes claim for ministerial berth". Margao: O Heraldo. 4 April 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Missing an agenda and purpose of being". O Heraldo. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
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