The counting of votes which began at around 9 am on the 11th in the north Goa with bad news for BJP as their former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar lost the Mandrem seat to Dayanand Sopte of INC (Indian National Congress). The results were delayed in Goa compared to the other states like UP and Punjab.
As the day progressed the results started coming in and the picture started getting clearer. The Congress displayed unexpected victory this time with their dormant candidates started registering the victory from their respective constituencies. People gathered at the counting booth were seen shouting anti-BJP slogans. Many of the stalwarts of BJP were lost in this election. Following the Parsekar, another cabinet minister, Dilip Parulekar lost his seat to the Goa Forward candidate Jayesh Salgaonkar.
By afternoon the picture became more clear and the possibility of hung parliament started becoming the reality. Vinod Paliyekar of the Goa Forward opened an account by defeating the BJP’s legislature Dayanand Mandrekar in Siolim followed by, Goa Forward’s Jayesh Salgaonkar defeated BJP legislature and Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar making the position of Goa Forward yet stronger. By 2 pm Goa forward had three seats in their account including the seat of their leader Vijay Sardesai in Fatorda.
Another shock came to BJP when their speaker Rajendra Arlekar lost his seat to the MGP candidate Babu Azgaonkar. Meanwhile, the Taleigao seat was retained by the Congress once more with the victory of Mrs. Jenifer Monserate. The AAP candidates from Taleigao had hardly managed to secure negligible numbers of votes.
The defeat of Babush Monserrate was the most shocking for his supporters since he lost against the sitting MLA of Panaji with hardly a small margin of votes which obviously snatched by the AAP candidate who scored around 1600 odd votes in this election. The dream of Babush making the city of Panaji a smart city looks like vanished with this defeat.
The independent and Others which includes MGP and GF would play the role of kingmakers in the government formation this time although none had opened their cards as yet but according to the sources, the talks have already begun. The BJP MLA Micheal D’mello quoted before the media that, Goa Forward convenor Vijay Sardesai had assured him personally the support of their party. Whether may be the quotes of speculations but the final formation of the government would be done only through the horse trading.
HERE IS THE CHRONICLES OF THE ELECTION RESULTS
Clafasio Dias won the Cuncolim seat after a recount. He has defeated Joaquim Alemao who contested on an Independent ticket. Clafasio won by 149 votes.
Rajesh Patnekar of the BJP won in Bicholim. He defeated Naresh Sawal of MGP
Vinod Paliencar of the Goa Forward defeated BJP’s Dayanad Mandrekar in Siolim
Goa Forward’s Jayesh Salgaonkar defeated BJP’s Dilip Parulekar in Saligao constituency.
Rajendra Arlekar of the BJP lost his seat to MGP’s Manohar Trimbak Ajgaonkar of MGP.
Babush Monserrate was leading in Panjim against Siddharth Kuncalienkar of the BJP but subsequently lost with hardly 1000 odd votes which apparently been snatched by AAP candidate who managed to secure around 1600 votes.
Pandurang Madkaikar of the BJP won his Cumbarjua seat once again despite switching sides just before the elections.
In Sanquelim, Dr. Pramod Sawant of the BJP had managed to retain his seat by defeating his opponent the congress candidate Dharmesh Saglani.
Sudin Dhavalikar of the MGP managed to wrestle out his seat while his brother lost the seat in the Priol Constituency. Sudin said to be eyeing at deputy CM post if not CM.
The most controversial candidate of Nuvem, Fransico Xavier Pacheco alias Micky Pacheco lost his seat to the Congress candidate Wilfred D’sa.
Congress MLA Digambar Kamat managed to retain his seat in Margao.
BJP Candidate Milind Naik managed to retain his Mormugao seat from the Sankalp Amonkar of Congress
Congress GPCC President Luizinho Faleiro became victorious from Navelim defeating the BJP supported candidate Avertano and at the same time the Congress MLA Vishwajeet Rane won in Valpoi.
Ravi Naik of the Congress has won from Ponda.
BJP MLA and GTDC Chairman Nilesh Cabral managed to retain his seat in Curchorem by deafening his opponent by nearly 6,000 votes.
Th Congress candidate Nilkant Halarnkar defeated BJP’s sitting MLA Kiran Kandolkar.
Antonio Fernandes of the Congress has won in St Cruz seat defeating Rudolf Fernandes he son of former MLA Mrs. Victoria Fernandes
NOTE: PLEASE KEEP REFRESHING TO GET THE UPDATES
FINAL TALLY OF VOTES / SEAT SEATS WON
GOA FORWARD 03
LIST OF CANDIDATES (WINNERS) PARTY WISE
BJP (BHARTIYA JANATA PARTY)
1 Pravin Zantye
2 Milind Naik
3 Mauvin Goudinho
4 Michael lobo
5 Francis Desouza
6 Rajesh patnekar
7 Glen Ticlo
8 Pramod Sawant
9 Pandurang Madkaikar
10 Nilesh Cabral
11 Siddharth Kunkolienkar
12 Alina Saldhana
13 Carlos Almeida
INC (INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS) / NCP
1 Pratap Singh Rane
2 Subhash Shirodkar
3 Churchill Alemao ( NCP)
4 Dayanand Sopte
5 Jenifer Monseratte
6 Francis Silveira
7 Chandrakant Kavlekar
8 Clafasio Dias
9 Digambar Kamat
10 Ravi Naik
11 Wilfred Babashan Dsa
12 Luizinho Faleiro
13 Nilkanth Halarnkar
14 Vishwajeet Rane
MGP (Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party)
1 Deepak Pauskar
2 Sudhin Dhawalikar
3 Babu Azgaonkar
GF (Goa Forward)
1 Vijay Sardesai
2 Rajesh Palyekar
3 Jayesh Salgaonkar
1 Rohan Khaunte
2 Govind Gaude
3 Prasad Gaonkar
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