Goa election results 2017: Congress triumphs over BJP

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Last Updated: 11 Mar 2017, 17:36:33 PM
17.36 PM
Final numbers for Goa – BJP (13), Congress (17). NCP(1), MGP (3), Goa Forward (3), Independents (3) AAP (0).
17.22 PM
Canacona and Velim: Congress is in the lead.
16.03 PM
Velim and Canacona are the two assembly constituencies that are yet to be declared.

15.34 PM
St Cruz: Antonio Fernandes (Congress) has won.
15.30 PM
Number of wins so far: Congress: 14, BJP: 13, MGP: 3, Goa Forward: 3, Independents 3, NCP 1
15.30 PM
Curtorim: Aleixo Reginald (Congress) is leading.
15.20 PM
Pratapsingh Rane (Congress) walks out of counting hall to a welcoming crowd.
15.19 PM
Five former chief ministers have won. Churchill Alemao, Ravi Naik, Digambar Kamat, Luizinho Faleiro and Pratapsingh Rane.
15.18 PM
Sudin says Parsekar is responsible the defeat.
15.10 PM
Thivim: Nilkant Halarnkar (Congress) defeats Kiran Kandolkar (BJP).
15.09 PM
St. Cruz: Hemant Golatkar leading.
15.09 PM
Vasco: Carlos Almeida (BJP) is leading.
15.08 PM
Porvorim: Rohan Khaunte is leading.
14.46 PM
Curchorem: Nilesh Cabral wins by nearly 6000 votes.
14.32 PM
Vijai Sardesai refuses to commit on who his party will back.
14.30 PM
Alina Saldanha (BJP) is leading over Gilbert Rodrigues (Congress).
14.29 PM
Ponda: Ravi Naik (Congress) wins.
14.28 PM
Valpoi: Vishwajeet Rane (Congress) wins.
14.27 PM
Navelim: Luizinho Faleiro (Congress), GPCC President, defeats Minister Avertano.
14.24 PM
St Cruz: Rudolfo Fernandes is leading over Hemant Golatkar (BJP).
14.23 PM
Tivim: Nilkant Harlarnkar (Congress) is leading in second round.
13.48 PM
Mormugao: Milind Naik (BJP) has won over Sankalp Amonkar (Congress).
13.43 PM
Ponda: Ravi Naik (Congress) is leading. Sunil Desai (BJP) is trailing.
13.42 PM
Sanguem: Savitri Kavlekar (Congress) is leading over Prasad Gaonkar (Independent).
13.41 PM
Panaji: Babush Monserrate has lost. BJP retains Manohar Parrikar’s seat
13.40 PM
Curchorem: Nilesh Cabral (BJP) is leading over Rosario Fernandes (Congress).
13.39 PM
Sudin Dhavalikar (MGP) has been declared winner.
13.29 PM
Navelim: Luizinho Faleiro (Congress) is leading over Avertano Furtado (INDBJP).
13.28 PM
Margao: Digambar Kamat (Congress) declared winner in this constituency.
13.27 PM
Cumbarjua: Pandurang Madkaikar (BJP) wins with 12,225 votes.
13.26 PM
Nuvem: Wilfred D’Sa (Congress) has defeated Mickky Pacheco.
13.25 PM
Marcaim: Sudin Dhavalikar (MGP) is leading over Pradeep Shet (BJP). Sudin is eyeing a deputy CM post if not CM.
13.24 PM
Sanquelim: Dr Pramod Sawant (BJP) is leading over Dharmesh Saglani (Congress).
13.03 PM
Cumbarjua: Pandurang Madkaikar (BJP) is leading. Xavier Fialho (Congress) is trailing.
13.00 PM
Panjim:. Siddharth takes lead from Babush. Siddharth is now at 3069 votes, Babush 2719 votes.
12.58 PM
Margao: Digambar Kamat (Congress) is leading.
12.57 PM

Panjim: Babush Monserrate (Congress) is contesting against Siddharth Kuncalienkar (BJP). The former is leading.

12.50 PM
Manohar Trimbak Ajgaonkar (MGP) is leading, while Rajendra Arlekar (BJP) is trailing.

12.35 PM
Saligao: Jayesh Salgaonkar (Goa Forward Party) leads over Dilip Parulekar (BJP), after first round of counting.
12.25 PM
Siolim: Vinod Paliencar (Goa Forward Party) has defeated Dayanad Mandrekar (BJP).
12.24 PM
Bicholim: Rajesh Patnekar (BJP) has defeated Naresh Sawal (MGP).
12.13 PM
Cuncolim: Cleafasio Dias wins after a recount by 149 votes. He has defeated Joaquim Alemao who contested on an Independent ticket.
12.09 PM
Counting is yet to begin twenty constituencies: Ponda, Vasco, Curtorim, Navelim, Curchorem, Canacona, Madkai, Cortalim, Margao, Velim, Sanguem, Pernem, Tivim, Saligao, Panaji, St Cruz, Cumbarjua, Valpoi and Sankhali.
12.08 PM
Cuncolim: Cleofasio Dias, (Congress) lost by 50 votes to Joaquim Alemao, a former Congress MLA. Dias has asked for a recount.
12.01 PM
Elvis Gomes (AAP), Goa CM candidate, lost to former Congressman, Joaquim Alemao (Independent)
11.54 AM
The second phase of counting to begin soon. Congress in the lead.
11.53 AM
Manohar Parrikar is in a meeting with BJP leaders. What’s brewing?
11.48 AM
Poriem: Former Goa CM and Congress leader Pratapsingh Rane wins in this constituency.
11.38 AM
Aldona: Glen Ticlo (BJP)has officially been declared winner.
11.33 AM
Summary of winners:
Priol: Govind Gaude (Independent)
Sanvordem: Deepak Pawaskar (MGP)
Fatorda: Vijay Sardesai (Goa Forward Party)
Shiroda: Subash Shirodkar (Congress)
Quepem: Babu Kavlekar (Congress)
Dabolim: Mouvin Godinho (BJP)
Mormugao: Milind Naik (BJP)

11.29 AM
Fatorda: Vijay Sardessai (Goa Forward Party) defeats Damu Naik (BJP).
11.22 AM
Cuncolim: CM candidate Elvis Gomes (AAP) is currently at third position; Congress first, Independent second.
11.20 AM
Congress takes lead over BJP, CM Parsekar defeated.
11.11 AM
This election has proved disastrous for the Aam Aadmi Party. They haven’t bagged one seat in the first 20 constituencies.
11.05 AM
The second set of 20 constituencies will be announced soon.
11.05 AM
Counting is delayed as other stations are yet to complete the fourth round of EVM votes.
11.04 AM
Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar has left the counting centre. He was visibly upset and refused to speak to the media.
11.03 AM
Maem: Pravin Zantye (BJP) won.
11.02 AM
St Andre: Francisco Silveira (Congress) has been declared winner. Silveira won 8087 of the total 16564 votes.
10.37 AM
BJP has taken the second place in the first phase of counting.
10.36 AM

Nuvem: Wilfred D’sa (Congress) is leading Mickky Pacheco by 1700 votes

10.35 AM
Calangute: Michael Lobo (BJP) is leading. Joseph Sequeira (Congress) is trailing.
10.34 AM
Aldona: Glenn Ticlo (BJP) is leading. Amarnath Panjikar (Congress) is trailing by 1800 votes.
10.33 AM
The Congress is leading with 11.
10.14 AM
Siolim: Dayanand Mandrekar (BJP) is leading by 150 seats. Vinod Paliencar is trailing.
10.05 AM
Sanvordem: First win in Goa - Dipak Pawaskar (MGP) has defeated Ganesh Gaonkar (BJP) in constituency. This is based on the difference of votes left.
10.02 AM
Dabolim: Mauvin Godinho (BJP) is leading. Premanand Nanoskar (MGP) is trailing by 6 votes.
10.00 AM
CM Laxmikant Parsekar (BJP) was lagging behind Dayanand Sopte (Congress) after the first round of counting in the Mandrem assembly constituency in North Goa. After counting of over 6000 votes, Parsekar trailed by more than 1000 votes.
09.58 AM
Benaulim: Churchill Alemao (NCP) is leading. Royla Fernandes (AAp) is trailing by 940 votes.
09.52 AM
Quepem: Chandrakant Kavlekar (Congress) is leading.
09.51 AM
Siroda: Subhash Shirodkar (Congress) is leading.
09.46 AM
St Andre: Francisco Silveira (Congress) is leading. Ramrao Wagh (BJP) is trailing.
09.39 AM
Taleigao: Jennifer Monserrate (Congress) is leading.
09.38 AM
Mormugao: Milind Naik (BJP) is leading. Sankalp Amonkar (Congress) is trailing by 900 votes.
09.37 AM
Mapusa: Francis D’Souza (BJP), Leader and deputy CM, is leading by 2366 votes. Vinod Fadke (MGP) is trailing.
09.36 AM
Vijai Sardesai (Goa Forward Party) is leading in Fatorda. Damu Naik (BJP) is trailing by 1059 votes.
09.29 AM
Pratapsingh Rane (Congress) is leading by 4174 votes.
09.22 AM
In Priol, independent candidate Govind Gaude is leading. MGP’s Pandurang Dhavalikar is trailing by 1281 votes.
09.18 AM

Dayanand Sopte (Congress) has taken a lead of 3962 votes.

09.10 AM

Maem: Pravin Zantye from BJP is leading in the first round

09.09 AM
Vinod Paliencar of Goa Forward Party is leading by 650 votes in Siolim.
09.07 AM
Dayanand Sopte of Mandrem constituency leading by 750 votes.

09.01 AM
Congress leader Pratapsingh Rane is leading by 1700 votes.
08.55 AM
EVM counting in Goa has begun. However, no results are being displayed to the reporters at the counting centre as the screens are not working.
08.53 AM
In 2016, Congress won only 9 seats. If the party wants to retain its hold over the state, a win is a must for them.
08.52 AM
Ballot vote counting almost done. EVMs will begin soon.
08.46 AM
Reported: Parrikar in a meeting with the top leadership of the party.
08.38 AM
No leads yet from Goa.
08.36 AM
A total of 11,000 plus postal ballots are being counted.
08.33 AM
Poll Pandits predict that AAP may not win a single seat in Goa. Will Kejriwal prove them wrong?
08.21 AM
The first round of counting will include South Goan constituencies - Ponda, Madkai, Vasco, Cortalim, Curtorim, Margao, Navelim, Velim, Curchorem, Sanguem, and Canacona; North Goan constituencies - Mandrem, Mapusa, Calangute, Taleigao, Mayem, Bicholim, Siolim, Aldona, St Andre and Poriem.
08.16 AM
Reporters at the counting centre are being fed mixed bhaji with Goan pao!
08.12 AM
Two part counting system implemented. The first phase will have a total of 20 seats, 10 seats in each of the two districts. CM Laxmikant Parsekar’s constituency of Mandrem is in the first phase of counting.
08.09 AM
Counting has begun in Goa. Leads to be expected as early as 9 am.
08.07 AM
Will the election results be in Parrikar’s favour? The Defence Minister has reportedly arrived at the BJP headquarters, Panaji.
08.05 AM
In the last election, BJP triumphed with 21 seats. Congress said they expect to win 17 seats, while BJP is aiming for 23 seats in 2017.
08.03 AM
Speculation: If BJP wins the majority in Goa, the party leadership will send Parrikar back to Goa as Chief Minister.
07.56 AM
Counting starts at 8 am. EVMs to be opened at 8.30 am. Results for all the 40 seats are expected by noon.

07.48 AM
The first ten constituencies candidates have been asked to enter the counting hall. Soon, the EVMs will be taken to the counting room.
21.29 PM
The Polls of exit polls put out by NDTV for Punjab based on the India TV-C-Voter, India News-MRC, India Today-Axis and ABP-Lokniti polls predicted that the BJP will emerge as the biggest party with 18 seats, but will fall short of a majority in the 40-seat house. Meanwhile, Congress may gain 12 and AAP 3 seats.  

The BJP had put up 36 candidates. In the remaining four seats, they have backed independents. Interestingly, the BJP has taken pains to advertise the fact that the new government will be mentored by Parrikar, who remains the party's biggest votecatcher in the state. 

Congress, the main opposition, fielded candidates in 37 seats and backed candidates of the United Goan, Goa Forward parties and an independent in the three other seats. 

The Aam Aadmi Party, which is looking to spread its wings in this round of state elections, is debuting in Goa too. The Former Inspector General of Prisons Elvis Gomes is its Chief Ministerial candidate.

Will both parties need further help from Others once the votes are tallied? Join us on Saturday to find out.

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