The Gomantak Lok Pox[1] (GLP; in English: Goa People's Party; in Portuguese: Partido Popular de Goa) was a political party in the Indian state of Goa and in Portuguese India. The last general secretary of the party was Mathany Saldanha.

The GLP is the name given to a historical political grouping that struggled for the liberation of Portuguese India. The party, however, has three distinct historical moments: the first, which runs from 1835 to 1855;[2] the second, from 1948 to 1962;[3][4][5] the third from 1970 to 2002.

Between 1948 and 1961 he had George Vaz as secretary-general; Between 1961 and 1962 its representative in the CONCP was Aquino de Bragança.

In the late 1970s, Mathany Saldanha established the "Gomantak Lok Pox"[6] party.

In the state assembly elections 1999, Saldanha was the sole candidate of the party. He stood in the Cortalim constituency and got 1,728 votes (9.81%). In 2002, GLP merged with United Goans Democratic Party, and Saldanha became the general secretary of UGDP.

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  1. ^ The Matanhy Saldanha I Knew. Outlook Magazine. 2012
  2. ^ Saldanha, Gabriel. História de Goa (Política e Arqueologia). Asian Educational Services. Nova Delhi, 1990.
  3. ^ Mascarenhas, Lambert. Goa's Freedom Movement Archived 6 August 2017 at the Wayback Machine. GOACOM
  4. ^ Souza, Teotonio R. de. Essays in Goan History Concept Publishing Company. Nova Delhi. 1983. pg 183
  5. ^ Sakshena, R.N.. Goa: Into the Mainstream. Abhinav Publications, 1974. pg 97
  6. ^ Timble, Prabhakar. Not in Mathany's name.... Goa's Oldest Online News Portal. 08 May 2012

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