Vitorino Tavares will take Ward No.10 forward: – Vijai Sardesai

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Margao: Goa Forward Party President Vijai Sardesai has declared prominent social worker Vitorino Tavares as the Fatorda Forward candidate for Ward No. 10 which is reserved for OBC. Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai along with Vitorino Tavares, Alison Morenas and Fatorda Forward supporters intensified their campaign in Ward 10 that includes Old Market and heritage area, Modsai, Holy Spirit Church area, Old Presentation School area and Borkar Hospital. Vitorino Tavares, a staunch supporter of Vijai Sardesai and Fatorda Forward, along with Alison Morenas and Holy Spirit Boys have been doing remarkable social work in Ward 10 for many years.

Prominent resident Jacinto Fernandes welcomed Vitorino Tavares’ candidature and said “Vitorino is easily accessible and also very popular. We, the residents of Ward 10 have unanimously decided on him as our candidate when the ward got reserved for OBC. He has been taking up various issues related to our ward for so many years.”

Youth leader Alison Morenas, who was one of the aspirants but was ruled out as the ward got reserved for OBC, was all praise for Vitorino Tavares. “Vitorino has worked along with me wholeheartedly for the people of our ward, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. He has carried out a lot of work with the support of our leader Vijai Sardesai. I have decided to stand with him firmly and give him an opportunity to serve the people of our ward. Ours is a heritage ward and Vijai Sardesai had even held a heritage festival in the past and he has been in the forefront in our efforts to conserve our rich heritage,” said Alison.

Commenting on Vitorino Tavares commitment and dedication, noted resident Raul Rodrigues said “Whenever I call him for any assistance with regard to any issues in our ward, he reaches out to us in no time. This is the level of commitment he has for his people. I wish him all success”.

Rajesh Kurade, another resident of Ward No.10, was also elated with the decision to field Vitorino, and was all praise for Vijai Sardesai. “He (Vijai) is our go-to guy in Fatorda. He has helped us immensely even before he became an MLA and has continued his support since then. During the Covid19 pandemic Vijai has given a helping hand to all those who needed help. Vitorino Tavares is selected by Vijai to lead the ward and we stand by him”.

Vitorino Tavares was excited by his nomination. “I thank my leader Vijai Sardesai for nominating me from Ward No.10 to represent my people in MMC. My promise to the citizens of my Ward and to our leader Vijai Sardesai is that I would serve them with honesty, dedication and integrity. I have been working for my people for several years but never got an opportunity to represent them in MMC. I am confident that with the blessings of the residents of Ward 10 and Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai, I would surely make it with a thumping majority”.

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