A Short Biography and Struggle of Pratima Coutinho
Pratima Coutinho was the former Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee president who recently joined Aam Aadmi Party. After struggling for twelve years in the politics of Goa, She became the president Goa Pradesh Youth Congress(GPYC) in 2011. Pratima Coutinho joined the Goa Pradesh Youth Congress 12 years ago when Vijai Sardessai was the GPYC President. Here is a short biography and career overview of Pratima Coutinho the AAP leader.
At the tender age of 20, she was appointed the General Secretary of GPYC and after she completed her education in Law she became the chief of the Legal Cell of Goa Congress.
She was the president of the college’s cultural union at the time, and the Youth Congress piqued her interest, while she was only 18.
After setting various political milestones she was finally promoted to the post of Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee president.
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Joining Aam Aadmi Party
Pratima Coutinho joined Aam Aadmi Party leaving her Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president post. After her resignation her seat was occupied by vice president of Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee, Beena Shantaram.
Raghav Chadha, senior leader and national representative of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), welcomed Pratima Betsy Cuntinho to the party.
She was welcomed to the party by the party chief Arvind Kejriwal himself. He said “Really happy to welcome one of the most dynamic young leaders of Goa Pratima Coutinho @adv_coutinho to AAP. Goa wants change, Goa wants young leaders like her to represent the Aam Aadmi of Goa.”
She said that she is optimistic about the Aam Aadmi Party and its own ideology. She said that all other parties that were in power in Goa Worked for their personal gain. This way she expressed her optimism with the Aam Aadmi party.
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Why She Left the Congress
As a politician nobody wants to run a political career with a party that has no good leadership. The Congress party is an old and semi-hierarchical party. Despite the fact that Rahul Gandhi apparently failed to provide good leadership, many young leaders from the party joined other parties.
We can mention about the close associate and childhood friend of Rahul Gandhi, who joined BJP after the 2019 elections, and Scindhia is now a minister in the Modi government. However, Pratima Coutinho justified her party switch showing her optimism in the new leadership and a developing ideology of Aam Aadmi Party. No doubt she has maturity in Indian politics and she is ambitious about her political career. Infact congress leadership in the state of Goa did not seem so embarrassed or shocked by her resignation.
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