Goa election outcomes 2022 reside updates | BJP to stake declare immediately night to kind govt in Goa


BJP emerges as single largest occasion with 20 seats, adopted by the Congress with 12. MGP pledges assist to BJP.

BJP emerges as single largest occasion with 20 seats, adopted by the Congress with 12. MGP pledges assist to BJP.

With all the outcomes out, the BJP has emerged as the only largest occasion with 20 seats within the 40-seat Meeting. The Congress has gained 11 seats with its alliance companion GFP one. The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak PartyAAP and the MGP have gained in two every and others in 4.
Comfortably positioned to retain energy in Goa, the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) on Thursday stated it would take a choice on staking declare to kind the following authorities within the state after a gathering of its newly elected MLAs on Friday.

Earlier within the day, a senior occasion chief had stated, the BJP, which emerged as the only largest occasion successful 20 seats within the 40-member Meeting, will meet Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai and stake declare to kind authorities on Thursday night.

The BJP has stated it has acquired letters of assist from the Maharshtrawadi Gomantak Get together (2 seats) and three Impartial MLAs, enabling the ruling occasion to cross the straightforward majority mark of 21.

BJP’s Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis stated a choice on staking declare to kind the federal government might be taken on Friday after a gathering of the occasion’s legislature wing. He made the remarks at a press convention within the presence of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Goa BJP president Sadanand Tanavade, Union Minister Shripad Naik and different occasion leaders. Mr. Fadnavis stated the MGP has formally given a letter to the BJP extending its assist to the occasion in authorities formation. “Each the successful candidates of the MGP will assist the BJP together with the three Impartial MLAs,” he stated.

He stated the occasion’s central parliamentary board will meet in New Delhi late on Thursday to debate the outcomes of all of the states, the place polls have been held in February-March. “The committee will designate an observer for Goa, who will arrive right here tomorrow to take part within the legislature occasion wing assembly,” Mr. Fadnavis stated.

After the assembly, the occasion will determine the date to satisfy the Governor and stake declare for presidency formation, the previous Maharashtra CM stated.Fadanavis stated that BJP’s central management might be taking part within the swearing in ceremonies of all t

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Hearken to an evaluation of the election outcomes by our journalists Nistula Hebbar, Amit Baruah and Varghese Ok. George

1:40 p.m.

BJP wins 20 out of 40 seats in Goa

BJP secured 20 seats in Goa whereas the Congress gained 12 seats.

MGP confirms assist for BJP

BJP’s Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis says the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Get together (MGP) – the TMC’s ally – has given a letter of assist to the BJP.

“We’ll kind govt. with a wholesome majority of 25 seats. Three impartial candidates have pledged their assist and the MGP, too, has given its letter of assist to the BJP. Now, we may have a gathering of our central parliamentary board and solely then meet the Governor to stake declare to kind the brand new authorities. We don’t have to run right here and there as a result of we now have already secured a majority, says the ex-Maharashtra CM.”

C.T. Ravi, BJP Nationwide Common Secretary and occasion’s Goa in cost: “We’ll show our majority on the ground. We’re 20 plus 5 seats (two of the MGP and three independents). All these (events) that are involved about Goa’s growth are welcome to affix us. All BJP employees have adopted the occasion’s stratagem of successful the cubicles, thereby successful the polls. We studied all constituencies for 3 months earlier than polls and recognized our weak areas. No occasion has gained polls for thrice consecutively in Goa’s political historical past.”

Mr Fadnavis takes jibes on the Congress: “We don’t have to poach any Congress candidates. We’ve no such want. Congress didn’t belief its candidates therefore they needed to preserve their flock in a resort. BJP didn’t want to seek out any resort because it had religion in its candidates. The Congress thought they might win and had already sought an appointment beforehand with the Governor at 3 pm immediately. Since nobody from their aspect turned up, I suppose the governor was stored ready.”

6.15 p.m.

Goa Congress displays on poor efficiency

With counting in simply 2 of the 40 seats remaining, despondency plagues the Congress camp as high management accepts the decision of citizens. Whereas Congress election strategist P. Chidambaram attributed his occasion’s loss to its lack of ability to speak successfully to the individuals to cease the division of votes, Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar stated that the occasion stood vindicated in not awarding tickets to defectors as seven of ten Congress MLAs who had joined the BJP in 2019 had misplaced this time.

Goa Congress desk in-charge Dinesh Gundu Rao stated the Congress would function the “voice of individuals of Goa” and that the occasion could be revamped after the outcomes. – Shoumojit Banerjee

Goa has rejected outsiders: Vishwajit Rane

BJP chief Vishwajit Rane on Thursday stated the individuals of Goa have rejected “power-hungry outsiders”.

Mr. Rane gained from Valpoi Meeting constituency whereas his occasion had gained no less than 20 seats by night after counting of votes for Meeting elections started.

“This can be a victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, occasion president J.P. Nadda, Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah and all BJP leaders, together with our State leaders,” Mr. Rane stated.

The BJP labored as a staff attributable to which the victory was doable, he added.

With out naming the Aam Aadmi Get together and Trinamool Congress, Mr. Rane stated “power-hungry” outsiders tried to mislead the individuals of Goa however the voters have rejected them.

The AAP has gained two seats. — PTI

5.30 pm

Three {couples} set to enter Goa Meeting

The brand new Goa Meeting may have three pairs of husband and spouse amongst its 40 members.

Vishwajit Rane, Well being Minister within the outgoing BJP Authorities, and his spouse Diviya gained comfortably on occasion tickets from Valpoi and Poriem Meeting seats, respectively. Mr. Vishwajit Rane gained by a margin of 8,085 votes, whereas Ms. Diviya outdid him by defeating her nearest rival by 13,943 votes.

Congress’s Michael Lobo gained from his conventional Meeting constituency Calangute, whereas spouse Delilah gained from Siolim, additionally on a Congress ticket.

BJP’s Atanasio Monserratte gained from Panaji, whereas his spouse Jeniffer gained from Taleigao on a BJP ticket.

However the Kandolkars weren’t so fortunate, nor have been the father-daughter duo of Churchill Alemao and Valanka. Kavita Kandolkar and her husband Kiran who contested from Thivim and Aldona Meeting seats as Trinamool Congress candidates, misplaced. Ms. Kavita Kandolkar misplaced to sitting BJP MLA Nilkant Halarnkar and Kiran to Congress’ Carlose Fereira.

Two different TMC candidates — Mr. Churchill Alemao who was contesting from Benaulim and his daughter Valanka who had stood from Navelim, additionally bit the mud. — PTI

5.20 pm

AAP makes inroads, TMC fails to make a mark

Each Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Get together and Mamta Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress delivered a moist squib within the present Goa polls.

Whereas the AAP might solely safe two wins, the TMC didn’t bag a single seat. The AAP did nevertheless make inroads within the State this time, because it couldn’t win any seat within the 2017 election.

AAP’s Captain Captain Venzy Viegas gained the Benaulim seat and Cruz Silva bagged the Velim constituency. The occasion hailed the 2 victories because the “starting of trustworthy politics” in Goa.

As for the TMC, the primary hope it had fielded to make a mark in Goa was its occasion nominee and former Goa CM Churchill Alemao (who stop the NCP to affix the TMC), misplaced to an RGP candidate in St. Andre. Two different main TMC runners — Kiran Kandolkar within the Aldona seat, his spouse Kavita Kandolkar in Tivim, have been each trailing.

The TMC, which contested the Goa election for the primary time, stated on its Twitter deal with that it accepts the mandate with “humility”, including that might proceed to serve the individuals of Goa and work tougher ni earn their belief “regardless of how lengthy it takes.”

5.00 pm

Untimely to say BJP has gained: Sequeira

Even because the BJP is rising as the only largest occasion in Goa, the Congress on Thursday expressed confidence that it’s going to kind the following authorities within the coastal State with the assistance of different political events, saying that the ultimate outcomes are but to be introduced.

“Lead will not be the whole lot. The ultimate outcomes are but to return. We’ll kind the following authorities with the assistance of different political events and Independents,” he stated.

As per the Election Fee of India’s (ECI) newest information for all of the 40 Meeting seats in Goa, the BJP has to this point gained 5 seats and is main in 15 others. The Congress has gained three seats and is main in eight.

Speaking to reporters exterior a counting centre, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee’s working president Aleixo Sequeira stated the ultimate tally is but to be introduced, so it’s untimely to say that the BJP has gained the election. — PTI

4.45 pm

Each Deputy Chief Ministers lose polls

Each Deputy Chief Ministers of Goa misplaced the Meeting elections to their nearest Congress rivals.

Deputy Chief Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar was defeated by Chief of Opposition and Congress candidate Digambar Kamat by an enormous margin of just about 6,000 votes within the Margao Meeting constituency. Mr. Ajgaonkar, who had been historically contesting from Pernem in North Goa, was this time fielded by the BJP from Margao in South Goa.

The second Deputy Chief Minister within the Pramod Sawant-led Cupboard, Chandrakant Kavlekar, misplaced to Congress candidate Altone D’Costa in Quepem. Mr. Kavlekar had gained from Quepem in 2017 on a Congress ticket. He shifted to the BJP in 2019 together with 9 different Congress MLAs and was rewarded with the Deputy CM’s put up.

4.30 pm

That is my victory, BJP didn’t assist me: Atanasio Monserratte

Atanasio Monserratte, who gained from Panaji Meeting constituency on a BJP ticket, on Thursday stated it was his victory and never that of the occasion.

Mr. Monserratte, who defeated Impartial candidate Utpal Parrikar by 674 votes, additionally claimed that the occasion didn’t assist him.

“This isn’t a victory of the occasion. That is my victory. The occasion didn’t stand with me, it by no means did any injury management,” stated Mr. Monserratte, who crossed over to the BJP from the Congress solely in 2019.

The BJP cadres in Panaji didn’t settle for him however the individuals of Panaji stood by him, he stated.

Mr. Utpal Parrikar contested the election on his personal after the BJP refused him ticket from Panaji which his late father and former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had represented up to now.

4.15 pm

RGP wins St. Andre seat

Revolutionary Goans (RG) occasion opens account in coastal State after its candidate Viresh Borkar gained the St. Andre seat. The AAP too can be set to open its account in Goa as it’s main on two seats.

Nevertheless, within the crowded non-BJP Opposition, the TMC has fared the worst by failing to win even a single seat with its high leaders — ex-CM Churchill Alemao and occasion president Kiran Kandolkar — crashing in Benaulim and Aldona constituencies respectively. (Studies Shourmojit Banerjee)

4.10 pm

BJP to stake declare immediately night to kind govt in Goa

The BJP, which is rising as the only largest occasion within the 40-member Goa Meeting, will meet Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai and stake declare to kind authorities on Thursday night, a senior occasion chief stated.

As per information of the Election Fee of India, the BJP has to this point gained 5 seats and is main in 15 others within the coastal state, the place counting of votes is at the moment underway.

The BJP’s legislature wing will meet round 4 p.m. within the State capital Panaji throughout which the group chief could be determined, a senior occasion chief stated.

“After that, the occasion will stake declare to kind the following authorities,” he stated.

The BJP has stated that three independents, who’re at the moment main of their respective constituencies, are in contact with the occasion. Dr Chandrakant Shetye, the Impartial candidate who gained from Bicholim Meeting constituency, met Chief Minister Pramod Sawant after the announcement of his victory, the occasion chief stated. — PTI

4.05 pm

Utpal Parrikar loses to BJP’s Atanasio Monserratte from Panaji seat

Impartial candidate Utpal Parrikar, the son of Goa’s former chief minister Manohar Parrikar, misplaced to BJP’s Atanasio Monserratte from the Panaji Meeting seat.

After the tip of final spherical of counting, mr. Monserratte gained by 674 votes, an election official stated. “I gave an excellent struggle,” Mr. Utpal Parrikar, who bagged 5,857 votes, stated whereas leaving the counting station.

Mr. Monserratte polled 6,531 votes, whereas Congress candidate Elvis Gomes acquired 3,062 votes.

After the BJP refused ticket to Utpal Parrikar, he contested the election as an Impartial.

Mr. Monserratte stated the BJP cadres within the State capital Panaji didn’t settle for Mr. Utpal Parrikar within the occasion. — PTI

4.00 pm

Kejriwal says it’s starting of trustworthy politics in Goa

As AAP leads in 2 seats, Kejriwal says it’s starting of trustworthy politics in Goa

As early tendencies confirmed the AAP was main in two seats in Goa, its nationwide convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday stated it was a “starting of trustworthy politics” within the coastal State.

He additionally congratulated his occasion candidates Venzy Viegas and Cruz Silva who have been main of their respective constituencies.

“AAP wins two seats in Goa. Congratulations and greatest needs to Capt Venzy and Er Cruz. It’s the start of trustworthy politics in Goa,” Mr. Kejriwal tweeted. — PTI

3.40 pm

‘BJP will kind govt with the assistance of Independents’

The BJP is now main in 20 constituencies, Congress-GFP alliance in 12, MGP-TMC in 2, AAP in two, Revolutionary Goans in a single seat, and impartial candidates in three seats.

“Even when the BJP falls in need of a easy majority by the odd seat, it would simply kind the federal government with the assistance of Independents. Even the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Get together (MGP) is with the BJP,” CM Pramod Sawant stated.

The MGP, which is the TMC’s ally on this election and was touted as being a ‘kingmaker’ forward of the outcomes, might now discover itself superfluous provided that the BJP is main on 19 of the 40 Meeting seats.

3.20 pm

Independents safe three seats

Within the backdrop of BJP’s historical past of the 2017 election, when it garnered the assist of successful impartial candidates and different occasion defectors to kind the federal government; the wins of some impartial candidates within the present polls turn out to be essential.

Impartial candidate Dr. Chandrakant Shetye has gained from the Bicholim seat by defeating Maharashtrawadi Gomantak’s Naresh Rajaram Sawal by a margin of 318 votes. Rajesh Patnekar, the candidate fielded by the BJP, in the meantime, got here in third. The Bicholim seat was gained by Mr. Patnekar, who defeated MGP’s Mr. Sawal. Dr. Shetye, who’s an ophthalmologist by occupation, ran for the primary time within the Goa Meeting election.

Impartial candidate AntonioVas has gained from the Cortalim constituency by defeating Olencio Simoes of the Congress by a margin of 1,178 votes.. Mr. Vas had misplaced the Cortalim seat within the 2017 election to BJP’s Alina Saldhana. Ms. Saldhana stop the BJP in a final minute transfer in January this 12 months, together with two different minority MLAs. Mr. Vas’s Zilla Parishad election win in opposition to a Congress candidate, was a optimistic indication for his efficiency within the present polls.

Impartial candidate Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco has gained over INC’s Moreno Rebelo by a margin of 5,055 votes within the Curtorim constituency. Mr. Launrenco had gained the Curtorim seat within the 2017 and 2007 Goa Meeting elections, however stop the occasion final 12 months to affix the TMC. He stop the TMC quickly after, to contest the present ballot as an Impartial.

2.40 pm

BJP secures Curchorem, Dabolim and Maem; Congress wins Margao and Aldona

BJP’s Nilesh Cabral has gained over INC’s Amit Patkar in Curchorem constituency by a margin of 672 votes. The seat was gained by Mr. Cabral for the final two phrases in 2017 and 2012, who ran on a BJP ticket each occasions. He had gained over a Goa Suraksha Manch candidate and a Congress candidate in 2017 and 2012, respectively. He was the Minister of Energy, and Legislation and Judiciary within the ruling BJP’s Goa Cupboard since September, 2018. He held two different portfolios — Non-Typical Power and Legislative Affairs.

BJP’s Mauvin Heliodoro Godinho has gained over INC’s Captain Viriato Hipolito Mendonca Fernandes in Dabolim constituency by a margin of 1,570 votes. Mr. Godinho has gained the Dabolim seat third time in a row. He had gained the seat in 2017 for the BJP and in 2012 as a Congress candidate. He was made the Panchayat Minster of Goa by the BJP after his 2017 win. Mr. Godinho has additionally gained 4 phrases from the Cortalim seat up to now.

BJP’s Premendra Vishnu Shet has gained over Goa Ahead Get together’s Santosh Kumar Sawant in Maem constituency by a margin of three,136 votes.

INC’s Digambar Kamat has gained from the Margao constituency by defeating Ajgaonkar Manohar (Babu) of the BJP by a margin of seven,794 votes. Mr. Kamat has gained his sixth time period from the Margao seat. He gained each within the 2012 and 2017 elections on a Congress ticket, and was the Chief Minister of Goa from 2007 to 2012. He was additionally the INC’s Chief of the Opposition within the outgoing Meeting, and the anticipated CM candidate for the occasion.

INC’s Carlos Alvares Ferreira has gained over BJP’s Glenn John Vijay Ambrose E Souza Ticlo by a margin of 1,823 votes within the Aldona constituency

2.10 pm

CM Pramod Sawant leads in Sanquelim

Goa CM Pramod Sawant is forward of Dharmesh Saglani of the Congress within the Sanquelim constituency by 386 votes.

Commenting on his slim margin, Mr. Sawant stated although he may safe the constituency, evaluation of the Sanquelim contest could be executed later. “Proper now, I’m grateful to all my constituents and occasion employees who’ve reposed religion in me.”

1.50 pm

Congress accepts defeat

We had thought that we’ll win however we now have to simply accept the individuals’s mandate. We’ve acquired 12 seats, BJP has acquired 18 seats. We’ll work strongly because the opposition. Congress must work laborious to win the arrogance of individuals, Congress chief Michael Lobo instructed ANI on the occasion’s efficiency. 

1.25 pm

Rohan Khaunte secures Porvorim seat for BJP

BJP’s Rohan Khaunte has gained over All India Trinamool Congress’s Sandeep Vazarkar in Porvorim constituency by a margin of seven,950 votes.

In 2017, Mr. Khaunte emerged triumphant as an Impartial candidate for a file second time in Goa. The State had by no means given an impartial candidate a second probability till then.

Apparently, in 2017 he defeated Guruprasad Pawaskar of the BJP by a margin of 4,213. This time he contested on a BJP ticket and gained handsomely with an elevated margin of seven,950 votes.

1.15 pm

INC’s Micheal Vincent Lobo wins Calangute by a margin of 4,9,79 votes

INC’s Michael Vincent Lobo has gained over BJP’s Joseph Robert Sequeira within the Calangute constituency by a margin of 4,979 votes.

Mr. Lobo had stop the BJP in a final minute transfer in January, after a membership of 15 years and two-term wins for the occasion in Calangute. The Saffron occasion’s most distinguished Catholic face on the time and Ports and Waste Administration Minister within the Pramod Sawant Cupboard, he was one of many three minority faces who exited the BJP in January.

Mr. Lobo, who secured this win for the Congress was an necessary induction for the occasion after a number of defections to the BJP within the final 5 years.

Mr. Lobo, on the time of quitting the BJP, had stated that, had been vocal in his criticism of Mr. Sawant’s Authorities for some time, alleged that the BJP was sidelining grassroots leaders like himself to make manner for “outsiders”. He had added that he wouldn’t have stop the occasion had former Goa CM and late BJP stalwart Manohar Parrikar been alive. Mr. Lobo introduced one other strategic benefit to the Congress within the Bardez sub-district, as he additionally wields appreciable affect within the Mapusa, Siolim and Saligao constituencies.

1.00 pm

AAP’s Venzy Veigas poised to defeat TMC’s Churchill Alemao

The AAP’s Captain Venzy Viegas is rising as a ‘large killer’ and is poised to defeat ex-CM and the TMC’s Churchill Alemao, a four-time MLA from the Benaulim seat.

In the meantime, the AAP’s CM candidate Amit Palekar is trailing closely in Santa Cruz. By saying Goa-based lawyer and social activist Mr. Palekar because it CM candidate, the AAP had stored its promise made in Nov. 2021, that Chief Ministerial face could be from the Bhandari group, which types the most important electoral bloc within the coastal State (comprising greater than 30%).

12.40 pm

In Curtorim, Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco leads by 3,700 votes

Impartial candidate and former three-time MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco is main RG occasion’s Rubert Pereira by a margin of greater than 3,700 votes.

Mr. Lourenco had stop from the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) lower than a month after he had left the Congress for the TMC. “After I took the choice [to join the TMC], I damage lots of people,” he has stated, including that he had confronted a extreme ‘backlash’ from his loyal constituents following his resolution to affix the TMC.

He had exited the Congress regardless of the occasion together with Mr. Lourenco’s identify within the first listing of eight candidates.

12.20 pm

BJP inching in the direction of turning into single largest occasion

The BJP is inching in the direction of turning into the only largest occasion, main on 19 seats. Congress-Goa Ahead Get together alliance leads in 12 seats, the MGP-TMC alliance in 3 seats, AAP in 2 seats, and the Revolutionary Goans occasion is main in a single seat.

The Congress, earlier within the week, had stated it was open to a post-poll alliance with events aside from the BJP to kind the following authorities, if it doesn’t get a majority by itself.

Although the Congress had gained 17 seats within the 2017 State Meeting elections, the BJP, which had bagged 13 seats,  shaped the federal government by shortly forging an alliance with another events and independents.

12.00 pm

Utpal Parrikar trails behind BJP’s Atanasio Monserrate

In Panaji, BJP’s Atanasio Monserrate is main Impartial candidate and ex-Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal Manohar Parrikar by a margin of 700 votes.

Consistent with its promise of backing Mr. Utpal Parrikar, the Shiv Sena had withdrawn its candidate from the Panaji seat.

The Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) had additionally promised to assist to Mr. Utpal Parrikar, whereas the Congress fielded an allegedly ‘weak’ candidate to spice up his probabilities in opposition to Mr. Monserrate.

11.40 am

Revolutionary Goan occasion cannibalises non-BJP vottes

In an overcrowded Opposition house, the ‘wild card’ Revolutionary Goans (RG) occasion led by ex-AAP member Manoj Parab is cannibalising non-BJP votes.

RG candidate Viresh Borkar has secured a slender lead within the St. Andre constituency whereas performing effectively within the Thivim, Curtorim and even Marcaim constituencies which is Sudin Dhavalikar’s stronghold.

Likened to a Goan model of the early Shiv Sena and Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), the RG, with its ‘son of the soil’ agenda, has managed substantial assist within the big Goan migrant inhabitants in neighbouring Maharashtra, Karnataka and particularly settled overseas.

11.25 am

BJP leads in 18; Pramod Sawant retakes lead

After 4 rounds, BJP is main in 18 constituencies, Congress in 13, MGP-TMC alliance in 5 seats and AAP in a single. The Independents have been forward in three seats.

CM Pramod Sawant retakes lead by greater than 600 votes over the Congress’ Dharmesh Saglani in Sanquelim.

11.20 am

MGP might maintain key to govt formation

Goa’s oldest regional occasion, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Get together (MGP), is on the centre of ballot talks after the exit polls predicted a hung Meeting and that it might emerge because the ‘kingmaker’ this time.

MGP was the primary occasion to rule Goa, after the tip of Portuguese colonial rule in 1961.

The MGP has tied up the Trinamool Congress (TMC), which is making an attempt to make inroads into the coastal State, contesting for the primary time.

MGP chief and candidate from Marcaim constituency, Sudin Dhavalikar, has stated that he’s “100% positive” of his alliance with the TMC, whereas concurrently having met leaders of the Congress and the BJP. He added that his occasion will win 10 seats and determine on Thursday night about whether or not it would kind the federal government.

MGP, historically having a pro-Hindutva ideology, entered into an unlikely alliance with the TMC, after its relationship soured with ideological ally and ruling occasion, the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP).

Mr. Dhavalikar was dropped by the BJP from the Cupboard and from his place because the Deputy Chief Minister of Goa in 2019, after two MGP MLAs exited the occasion to affix the BJP, ensuing within the merger of the MGP Legislative Get together with the BJP.

11.00 am

Ranes’ poised to triumph with file margins

Whereas BJP chief and Goa Well being Minister Vishwajit Rane, son of Congressman Pratapsingh Rane, is main from Valpoi by greater than 6,000 votes, his spouse and BJP candidate from Poriem, Dr. Deviya Rane is main by a staggering 10,000 votes.

The Congress is poised to be comprehensively routed in Sattari district (the place Valpoi and Poriem are sited). Poriem was the bastion of Pratapsingh Rane, a 11-time MLA and the State’s longest serving CM, who declined to contest this time, making manner as an alternative for his daughter-in-law Dr. Deviya Rane (from Poriem).

10.45 am

Neck-and-neck contest in Sanquelim

See noticed contest in Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s constituency of Sanquelim. Congress Dharmesh Saglani has now taken a lead of 317 votes over the CM.

10.15 am

CM Sawant leads in Sanquelim

BJP candidates during a meeting chaired by BJP Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis, a day before the results of Goa Assembly elections, in Panaji, Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

BJP candidates throughout a gathering chaired by BJP Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis, a day earlier than the outcomes of Goa Meeting elections, in Panaji, Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
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CM Pramod Sawant has now taken a lead in Sanquelim. In the meantime, Panaji is witnessing a eager contest with BJP’s Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate main in opposition to impartial candidate Utpal Parrikar by a bit over 300 votes. Mr. Parrikar, son of late Goa CM and BJP stalwart Mahohar Parrikar, rebelled in opposition to the occasion after being denied a ticket by the BJP to contest as an impartial from Panaji, a seat held by Mahohar Parrikar for almost 25 years.

Congress candidate Michael Lobo, an ex-BJP Minister and a distinguished Catholic face, has secured a snug lead in his bastion Calangute as has BJP candidate Rohan Khaunte, who leads by greater than 1,000 votes in Porvorim.

9.40 am

BJP leads in 17 seats

BJP retakes lead in early tendencies, with saffron occasion now main on 17 seats, the Congress on 16, MGP-TMC alliance on three seats.

The Aam Aadmi Get together is main in a single seat and an impartial candidate in three seats.

9.35 am

Comfy lead for Well being Minister Vishwajit Rane

The husband-wife duo of BJP chief and Goa Well being Minister Vishwajit Rane and BJP candidate Dr. Deviya Rane safe snug leads from Valpoi and Poriem constituencies respectively.

Each the seats are strongholds of the Rane household. Former Goa CM and Congress stalwart Pratapsingh Rane, a 11-time MLA and the State’s longest serving CM, had stepped apart to make manner for his daughter-in-law Deviya Rane (from Poriem) forward of the polls. Vishwajit Rane, who was earlier within the Congress earlier than switching over to the BJP, is alleged to be present Goa CM Pramod Sawant’s rival for the Chief Minister’s put up

9.20 am

CM Sawant trailing

After the primary spherical of counting, Goa Chief Minister and BJP chief Pramod Sawant trails in Sanquelim by greater than 400 votes. Mr. Sawant is pitted in opposition to the Congress’ Dharmesh Saglani. Whereas Mr. Sawant, in search of a 3rd time period from Sanquelim, had gained the 2012 election with a snug margin of almost 7,000 votes, he was given a troublesome struggle by Mr. Saglani, his Congress challenger within the 2017 Goa Meeting election as effectively, inflicting his vote share plummeting by almost 23%.

Mr. Sawant additionally faces potential vote-cutters from the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Get together (MGP) and the Revolutionary Goans (RG) within the rural elements of Sanquelim, which constitutes his main vote base.

9.05 am

Early leads for Congress

Early tendencies present a lead for Congress in 20 seats, whereas the BJP main on 16 seats. The MGP-TMC alliance is main in 4 seats.

Postal ballots present a lead for BJP’s Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate, the incumbent Panaji MLA who’s pitted in opposition to insurgent candidate Utpal Parrikar.

Ex-Chief Minister and BJP stalwart Laxmikant Parsekar, who rebelled to contest as an Impartial from Mandrem, can be stated to be main.

8.55 am

Assured of successful: MGP

 “Assured of successful with large majority, stated Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Get together (MGP) chief Sudin Dhavalikar, who’s a five-time MLA from Marcaim in South Goa.

On the query of MGP enjoying ‘kingmaker’ and appearing independently of its ally, the Trinamool Congress, Mr. Dhavalikar stated that “leaders of each events might be assembly at round 3:30 pm resolution no matter resolution they take might be binding on each events.”

As soon as the BJP long-time ally in Goa, the ideologically related MGP had been dumped by the previous by CM Pramod Sawant in 2019 when Mr. Dhavalikar was sacked as Goa Dy. Chief Minister. Two of the three MGP MLAs then joined the BJP. Since then, Mr. Dhavalikar has categorically stated he would by no means ally with a BJP led by Mr. Sawant.

8.45 am

Pramod Sawant provides prayers at Datta Mandir

Incumbent Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday provided prayers on the Datta Mandir in his constituency Sanquelim earlier than heading to the counting centre.

8.20 am

MGP, the kingmaker?

With exit polls predicting a neck-and-neck struggle between ruling BJP and opposition Congress, Goa’s oldest occasion – the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Get together (MGP), which is allied to the TMC – is predicted to play ‘kingmaker’.

On Wednesday, BJP’s Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis had stated that it was “pure for BJP and MGP to return collectively to kind the following authorities, as there are similarities in ideology of each events” – Shoumojit Banerjee

8.10 am

Congress makes the primary transfer

Congress has sought the Goa governor’s appointment at 3pm immediately to stake declare to kind the following authorities, in accordance with stories. Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai has but to grant the appointment. – Shoumojit Banerjee

8.00 am

Counting begins

Counting of votes for all of the 40 Meeting seats started in Goa at 8.00 am immediately. Initially, counting of postal ballots at two centres was began. Destiny of over 300 candidates might be determined within the high-stakes contest.;

BJP chief and ex-CM Ravi Naik, the occasion’s candidate from Ponda and MGP President Deepak Dhavalikar have been among the many first to reach on the counting centres. – Shoumojit Banerjee

Resort politics

‘Defection–scarred’ Goa Congress strikes its candidates to an opulent resort

Regardless of administering its candidates pre–ballot temple oaths and signal anti–defection affidavits, the “defection–scarred” Congress has moved all its candidates to a resort in North Goa to protect in opposition to doable defections forward of the outcomes to the Goa Meeting election on March 10.

Sawant meets Modi

Forward of ballot outcomes, Goa CM Sawant meets PM Modi

Lower than 48 hours earlier than the Meeting ballot outcomes and a day after exit polls indicated a hung Meeting in Goa, its Chief Minister Pramod Sawant met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.


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