Goa Elections 2022: According to the November round of survey, the BJP is expected to bag 19-23 seats, followed by 3-7 seats for the Congress and 2-6 seats for the AAP.
The BJP is expected to comfortably retain power in Goa which is scheduled to go to polls early next year along with four other states, the latest round of ABP-C Voter survey has predicted. Meanwhile, the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party may find themselves fighting to become the main opposition party in the state.
According to the November round of survey, the BJP is expected to bag 19-23 seats, followed by 3-7 seats for the Congress and 2-6 seats for the AAP. Others are projected to claim victory on 8-12 seats in the state elections.
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The ABP News-C Voter pre-poll survey, held in September, had predicted 22-26 out of the 40 seats for the BJP, followed by 4-8 seats for the AAP and just 3-7 seats for the Congress. The October round of survey projected 24-28 seats for the ruling BJP, 3-7 for AAP and 1-5 for the Congress.
In the 2017 Assembly elections in Goa, Congress won the highest 17 seats in the 40-member House restricting the BJP to 13. Surprising the Congress, the saffron party allied with regional parties and came to power under the leadership of senior leader Manohar Parrikar.
The BJP has expressed confidence of registering a comfortable victory in the polls which are due in February-March next year with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant saying that the people will repose their faith in the BJP.
Meanwhile, former Union minister and newly-appointed AICC election observer for Goa P. Chidambaram has been given the responsibility to overlook Congress’ poll preparations in the state.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has already thrown its hat in the ring ahead of the polls, with the party’s national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announcing free power up to 300 units per month if his party is voted to power during his recent visit to Panaji.