Election result: BJP gets majority in Goa

Riding high on a double wave of anti-incumbency and support from the minorities, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) created history on Tuesday by coming to power on its own in Goa with 21 seats dealing a crushing blow to the Congress who were reduced to just nine seats in the 40-member state legislative assembly.

Goa Result Status
Status Known For 40 out of 40 Constituencies

Party Won Leading Total
Bharatiya Janata Party 21 0 21
Indian National Congress 9 0 9
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak 3 0 3
Others 7 0 7

With chief minister Digambar Kamat having tendered his resignation Tuesday evening, BJP's Manohar Parrikar is set to become the chief minister of the BJP-MGP coalition which got 24 seats. The party has also the support of two independents, taking its tally to 26. BJP's poll strategy of wooing Catholics and fielding six candidates from the minority community, worked as all of them won.

 

The BJP will meet on Wednesday under the leadership of Ravishankar Prasad and Venkaiah Naidu and is expected to stake its claim for government formation before governor K Shankaranarayanan at 5pm. Manohar Parrikar, who led the party to victory, will be the chief minister.

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