Goa: In a bid to give the fight on the turf of Delhi Assembly Elections, the Aam Aadmi Party has gave its chief ministerial candidate for the coming elections. Yes, the fifty three year-old Elvis Gomes, a well known former bureaucrat and currently the elected President of Goa Football Association, has been named the Aam Aadmi Party’s chief ministrial candidate for the forthcoming Goa Assembly elections.
The announcement of Gomes name was made at a historic rally on Monday evening at Cuncolim in South Goa by the AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Born and brought up in Cuncolim, Salcete Tauka, South Goa, Gomes had taken Voluntary Retirement from service in July at the peak of his career to join the AAP.
He was Inspector General (Prisons) and was holding the additional charge of Urban Development when he resigned from service. Gomes has held almost all important official posts in Goa. Previously, he served as director of Municipal Administration and Tourism, chairperson of Goa Housing Board, commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Panjim, and Captain of Ports.
During his tenure as Director Tourism, he was credited with promoting responsible and clean tourism and is remembered for stressing on jobs for locals in tourism industry.
It is his work as IG Prisons for which he earned an all round praise for the reforms in jails carried out by him.
He was the Founder Member Secretary of Goa Football Development Council, which was set-up to promote grass root level with a scientific approach.
Goa is the second state after Delhi, where the AAP has declared its Chief Ministerial choice before elections for the voters of the state.