Pratima Coutinho is an Indian politician and advocate who is serving as the Vice-President and Spokesperson of the Aam Aadmi Party Goa (2022).She grew up in a middle-class family in Margao, Goa.Her husband, Savio Coutinho, is also a politician and is associated with the AITC party.In her college days, she was the president of the colleges cultural union.When Pratima was 18 years old, she developed an interest in politics and joined the Youth Congress by paying a membership fee of Re. 1. During that time, the GPYC President was Vijai Sardessai.At the age of 20, she got appointed as the General Secretary of GPYC.As a law graduate, Pratima was made the Chairperson of the Legal Cell of Goa Congress (soon after she completed her graduation). This exposed her to the wider public, often interacting with the members of the Youth Congress from different states of India.Pratima attended various Youth Congress camps in cities like Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai, representing her state Goa.During Aam Admi Ka Sipahi, a youth congress camp in Andhra Pradesh, Pratima addressed the gathering with an elucidated and concise speech. Rahul Gandhi, who was also present at the camp, got very impressed with her speech and appointed her as the Vice President of GPYC. Pratima Coutinho as a member of the Indian National Congress.She was later appointed as the Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee President. Pratima Coutinho during a meet of the Youth Congress.