Goa Assembly Election Results Leads 2017 Updates: Goa Forward Party issues statement, says it hasn’t given any consent of support to either BJP or Congress

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Updated: March 12, 2017 9:08 PM

The Goa election results 2017 may surprise all parties and defy what the Exit polls have predicted. BJP looks confident of winning the state again, but AAP, Congress are no pushovers.

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The suspense over which party between Congress and BJP will form government in the hung Assembly of Goa is over. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has met Governor Mridula Sinha to take over as chief minister. The results that were declared yesterday have shown Congress winning 17 and BJP winning 13 in the 40 member Assembly. Today BJP got a big boost in its effort to form a government in the state, with reports that Goa Forward Party may support the saffron party along with couple of independent MLAs. The BJP has also offered deputy chief minister’s post to smaller parties to woo them to support it. Party MLas have also written a letter to BJP president Amit Shah to send Defence Minister and former state chief minister Manohar Parrikar to be back in the helm, after current CM Laxmikant Parsekar lost his election in the state Assembly.

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Here are Goa Assembly Election Results 2017 Live Updates:


8.30 pm: “All of the leaders in cabinet wanted Manohar Parrikar ji to remain as the defence minister, however, after much thinking the decision was left with me, in party’s interest Manohar ji decided to take over as Goa’s CM,” Gadkari added.

8.00 pm: Parrikar will soon resign as Defence Minister. Making the official announcement, senior leader Nitin Gadkari said that Parrikar has decided to take over as Goa CM at party’s will.

7.30 pm: Senior BJP leader Manohar Parrikar, who is currently serving as Union Defence Minister, is set to return as Chief Minister of Goa.

5.30 pm: With Congress emerging as single largest party in Goa, party leader @digvijaya_28 says Goans have given us last chance to perform or perish

4.11 pm: Goa BJP MLAs pass resolution seeking nod of Amit Shah to elect Manohar Parrikar as state legislature party leader: MLA MichaelLobo.

3:18 pm: Goa Forward Party issues statement, says it hasn’t given any consent of support to either BJP or Congress.

3:o3 pm: BJP claims it has 21 MLAs in Goa.

1:36 pm: BJP can go ahead in Goa, if it has support of more than 21. Congress ready to sit in opposition but its coup against people’s mandate, he says.

1:10 pm: Is this a party of morals? They’ve been defeated & doing horse-trading, promising ministries like distributing sweets: Digvajay Singh on BJP in Goa.

1:01 pm: BJP MLAs write letter to party president Amit Shah, want Manohar Parrikar back as chief minister.

11:55 am: Goa Forward Party may support BJP along with couple of independent MLA, says Times Now report

9:19 am: BJP also in contention, 2 independent candidates may support BJP, says report.

9:15 am: Goa Forward Party may support Congress to form government, says Times Now report

9:12 am: Congress to meet today to elect party legislatures


8.40 pm: The Congress has finished with 17 seats, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has bagged 13 in the Goa Assembly polls. Regional outfits like Goa Forward and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) have won three seats each. While the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has emerged victorious with one seat and the independent candidates won three constituencies.

7.00 pm: Speaking on the results, Defence minister Manohar Parrikar has said that state has delivered a fractured mandate and BJP’s welcomes people’s madate.

5.30 pm: MGP won in three constituencies, but lost two sitting seats Ponda — represented by Lavoo Mamlatdar — and Priol from where party President Dipak Dhavalikar was elected last time. The party retained Madkai, where its leader Sudin Dhavalikar won with a margin of more than 10,000 votes. It also won Pernem where its candidate Manohar Asgaonkar defeated BJP Minister Rajendra Arlekar and Sanvordem where its nominee Dipak Pawaskar trounced BJP’s sitting MLA Ganesh Gaonkar.

5.57 pm: Goa Forward Party (GFP), floated just a year ago, emerged a force to reckon with, winning three seats – Fatorda, Siolim and Saligao. GFP candidates defeated two BJP ministers Dayanand Mandrekar (Siolim) and Dilip Parulekar (Saligao).

5.30 pm: MGP won in three constituencies, but lost two sitting seats Ponda — represented by Lavoo Mamlatdar — and Priol from where party President Dipak Dhavalikar was elected last time. The party retained Madkai, where its leader Sudin Dhavalikar won with a margin of more than 10,000 votes. It also won Pernem where its candidate Manohar Asgaonkar defeated BJP Minister Rajendra Arlekar and Sanvordem where its nominee Dipak Pawaskar trounced BJP’s sitting MLA Ganesh Gaonkar.

4.46 pm: BJP 12, Cong 14, NCP 1, MGP 3, GFP 3, Independent 2

4.45 pm: One is BJP & we’ve been against them;other is Cong that has setting with BJP. Will think on alliance partner-Vijay Sardesia, Goa Forward Party

4.35 pm: Carlos Almeida(BJP) wins from Vasco

4.30 pm: Velim and Canacona are the two assembly constituencies that are yet to be declared.

4.04 pm: Leads awaiting in four constituencies:  Vasco-Da-Gama( Largest constituency in terms of electorate), Canacona, Cortalim and Velim constituency.

3.43 pm: Among 37 Elected , 9 New Faces

3.31 pm: MGP leader Sudin Dhavlikar wins from Marcaim

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3.23 pm: Aldina Saldhana(BJP) wins Curtorim with 518 votes

3.20 pm: Carlos Almeida(BJP) leads Vasco

3.16 pm: Reginald(CONG) leads in Curtorim

3.05 pm: Rohan Khaunte(IND) wins from Porvorim

3.01 pm: Sudin Dhavalikar Wins with 13000+ votes against BJP’s Pradeep Shet

2.59 pm: Aldina Saldhana(BJP) wins Curtorim with 518 votes

2.50 pm: Carlos Almeida(BJP) leads Vasco

2.45 pm: Alina Saldhana leading by 1500+ votes

2.38 pm: Nilesh Cabral (BJP) wins from Curchorem, Vishwajeet Rane (CON) wins from Valpoi

2.36 pm: Nilesh Cabral leading in Curchorem

2.35 pm: Alina Saldanah leading by 200 votes in Cortalim

2.30 pm: Prasad Gaonkar(IND) wins Sanguem

2.20 pm: Babu Azgaonkar(MGP) wins from Pednem

2.10 pm: Sudin Dhavalikar(MGP) Retains Madakai,Siddharth(BJP) wins Panaji defeating Babush Monserrate

1.59 pm: Leads – CONG(16),BJP(12),OTH(8)

1.40 pm: Vishwajeet Rane(CONG) leads valpoi, Sidharth(BJP) leading Panjim, Rudolf(IND) from St. Cruz

1.35 pm: Luizin Falero(CONG) another vetran makes a comeback from Navelim

1.30 pm: Leads – CONG(13),BJP(12),OTH(8)

1.26 pm: Nilkhant Halarnkar(CONG) Leads in Tivim

1.22 pm: Jayesh Salgaonkar(GF) Wins Saligao

1.22Leads – CONG(13),BJP(12),OTH(7)

1.21 pm: Wilfred D’sa of Congress wins, after recount Clafacio Dias, Congress of Cuncoliem wins

1.10 pm: Sudin Dhavlikar(MGP) leading by Madkai 2000+ Votes

12.50 pm: Sidhharth(BJP) leading in Panaji

12.40 pm: Jayesh Salgonkar leads by 700+ Votes, Arlekar is trailing by 4000+

12.39 pm: Digambar Kamat(CONG) Wins from Margao

12.38 pm: Leads – CONG(13),BJP(9), OTH(6)

12.28 am: Ravi Naik(CONG) Almost certain to win PONDA

12.27 pm: Leads – CONG – 12, BJP-8,OTH-4

12.12 pm: Vijay (GF) wins back Fatorda

12.08 pm: Congress Vetran Pratapsingh Rane wins Poriem by 4066 votes

12.06 pm: Jennifer Atanasio Monserrate (CONG) Wins back Taleigao

11.59 am: Michael Vincent Lobo(BJP) Wins Calangute

11.53 am: Silvera (CONG) Wins St. Andre

11.50 am: Govind (IND) wins in Priol

11.30 am: Dayanand Sopte Returns to Assembly as Giant Killer defeating Chief Minister Goa

11.20 am: Fransic D’Souza Wins Mapusa by 6828 Votes

11.15 am: Subhash Shirodkar (CONG) Wins Shiroda, Fransico (BJP) Wins Mapusa, Silvera (CONG) Wins St. Andre

11.06 am: Rajesh Patnekar (BJP) wins Bicholim, major gain for BJP

11.03 am: Pravin Zatye(BJP) Wins Mayem

10.57 am: Milind Naik leads by narrow Margin of 140 Votes

10.56 am: Deepak Dhavlikar (MGP) Almost Lost

10.50 am: Ganesh Gaonkar (BJP) loses to Deepak pawaskar(MGP) of sanvordem

10.35 am: Silvera leads By 3000+ Votes in St. Andre, Jennifer by 850 Votes in Taleigao

10.23 am: Ravi Sitaram Naik(CONG) Leading in Ponda

10.13 am: Glen Ticolo (BJP) leads Aldona, Fransic D’Souza leads By 4500+ Votes, Govind Gaude leads By 3297 Votes in Priol

10.10 am: After 2nd Round Dayanand Raghunath Sopte leads by 4000+ over CM

10.09 am: AAP CM Canditate Elvis is trailing 1600 votes

9.58 am: Naresh Sawal(MGP) Leads in Bicholim

9.56 am: Leads – CONG – 8,BJP – 7,OTHERS -4

9.55 am: Francisco Manuel Silveira(Cong) Leading in St. Andre ,Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane(CONG) Leading in Valpoi

9.50 am: Wilfred D’Sa (CONG) in Nuvem

9.49 am: Prawin Harish Zantye(BJP) Leading in Maem

9.49 am: Deepak Pawaskar(MGP) leading Savordem, Vijay Sardesai(GF) Leading in Fatorda

9.47 am: Churchil Almeao (NCP) leading Benaulim, Babu Kavlekar(CONG) leading Quepem

9.46 am: Milind Naik of the BJP is leading in Mormugao. Sankalp Amonkar of Congress is trailing by about 900 votes.

9.44 am: Laxmikant Parsekar trails in Mandrem

9.40 am: Leads Cong – 8 ,BJP -5, Others-3

9.28 am: Congress: 6, BJP 6, Others 3

9.24 am: Pratapsingh Rane(CONG) Leading in Poriem, Milind Naik(BJP) Leading by 964 votes in Murgao

9.21 am: Caetano Rosario Silva(IND) Leading in Benaulim

9.18 am: Dayanand Raghunath Sopte(CONG) Leading in Madrem

9.15 am: Laxmikant Y Parsekar(BJP) Leading in Mandrem

9.10 am: BJP-Congress leading in two seats each in Goa.

9.05: Trends start showing at poll centres in Goa.

9.01 am: A win in the Goa is must for Congress if it wants to remain relevant in the state politics.

8.56 am: While the first round of EVM counting in Goa is underway, it is learnt that delay is because the routers are not working. No results are being displayed to the reporters at the counting centre.

8.52 am: No leads still received from Goa. Stay tuned. The inputs will be declared soon. The counting is expected to be concluded by 12 pm.

8.48 am: Elaborate security arrangements are in place in Goa. Here is the picture received.

8. 30 am:  So far no leads have been received from Goa, however, Manohar Parrikar is currently in a meeting with the top leadership of the party.

8.25 am: As per Indian Express, a total of 11,000 plus postal ballots are being counted. The EVMs will have to wait till postal ballots are completely accounted.

8. 30 am: Most pollsters expect that AAP may not win a single seat in Goa. However,  if they do, then they may win two seats at maximum.

8.20 am: Two counting is taking place at two centres, counting for 19 seats of North Goa is taking place in the state capital Panaji while counting for the remaining 21 seats of South Goa is being done in Madgaon, considered as Goa’s commercial capital.

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08.12 am: The BJP may win the state. The fact that Parrikar and Laxmikant Parsekar did not face any taint of corruption worked in their favour.

08.08 am: The counting for the Goa polls will be in two parts. First phase of counting will have 10 seats in each of the two districts, totalling twenty. CM Laxmikant Parsekar’s constituency of Mandrem is in the first phase of counting.

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8.04 am: Both BJP and Congress have claimed to be winning the state.

8.00 am: Counting begins in Goa as  BJP, Congress eye victory.

7.54 am: The Congress, on voting day, said they expect to win about 17 seats in the election, while the BJP claims it will win about 23 seats. If that’s true, this will be the second time BJP wins a clear majority in Goa. In the last election they won 21

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7.51 am: Senior BJP leader and defence minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to perform a Puja at the BJP office.

7.46 am: Postal counting starts at 8 AM. EVMs to be opened at 8.30 AM. Results for all the 40 seats are expected by 12 PM.

7.30 am: Heavy security outside a counting centre in Panaji

7.17 am: Here’s what Exit Polls have told us:

1) India Today-Axis

Congress:10; BJP:15; AAP: 7; Others 8

2) India TV

Congress (10), BJP (15), AAP (7), Others (8)

3) Times Now – MRC

Congress: 15; BJP 10; AAP 9

7.10 am: AAP has said that Delhi won’t be replicated if it gets seats which would be required to form Govt. Also, other parties are not untouchables here.

7.04 am: Counting to begin with postal ballots at 8 am, crucial Priol, Mandrem, Fatorda, Benaulim among first 20 in first round.

6.40 am: Elaborate security outside polling booth in Panaji ahead of counting.

6.00 am: Counting of votes in Goa to begin at 8 am. There is a lot of excitement among the members of the rival political parties. Main parties in fray in the state are Aam Aadmi Party, Bharatiya Janata Party, Indian National Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, Shivsena.

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