Amit Palekar is an Indian lawyer turned politician who is known for becoming the candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party for the assembly elections in Goa to be held in 2022.He joined the Aam Aadmi Party in October 2021.In December 2021, he went on a hunger strike against the illegal construction at an Old Goa heritage site. The strike continued for five days. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appreciated his efforts and said, Amit Palekar was on an indefinite hunger strike for the past five days. He braved hot sun and the rain. When his health started to deteriorate, his doctor advised him to end his fast; however, he chose to persist. Amit sitting on a hunger strike.
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