How did Vijaibab Sardesai and his Goa Forward Party manage to convince Kiranbab Kandolkar that he should join the regional party? That Kiranbab was in favour of making common cause with regional parties is an open secret. What, however, took many an observer by surprise was the way Vijaibab rushed to invite Kiranbab to the Goemkar Ghor before making a formal offer to the former MLA to join the party. Did Vijaibab rush to welcome Kiranbab into the party since a survey conducted by a political outfit revealed that the former MLA enjoys popularity in his areas of influence? Wait till October 26 for an answer.