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    Goa Election Results Highlights: BJP will take independents, regional parties along to form govt in Goa, says Devendra Fadnavis

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    The BJP, which is leading on 20 seats, will meet Goa Governor today to stake claim for the formation of government in the coastal state. According to reports, BJP is confident of securing a simple majority in the state and has said that the oath-taking ceremony would happen on March 14. Exit polls released by various agencies had predicted a neck-and-neck contest between various players in the state. Polls to elect the new state Assembly were held on February 14. Besides the Congress and the BJP, AAP, TMC, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), the Shiv Sena, NCP, the Revolutionary Goans, the Goencho Swabhimaan Party and the Jai Mahabharat Party, among others, are also in the poll fray besides 68 Independent candidates. Prominent candidates in fray in Goa this time around include Pramod Sawant, Utpal Parrikar, Digambar Kamat, Michael Lobo, Atanasio Monserrate, Churchill Alemao, Ravi Naik and Laxmikant Parsekar.

    Goa Election Results Highlights: BJP will take independents, regional parties along to form govt in Goa, says Devendra Fadnavis
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      Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday reiterated that his party will take independents and regional parties along to form the next government in Goa. Fadnavis, who is BJP's election in-charge for Goa, thanked the people of the state for reposing trust in the party and dedicated its poll performance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The BJP has won 20 seats in the state, just one short of the magic figure of 21 required to form a majority in the 40member assembly. Speaking to reporters in Goa, Fadnavis said, "The BJP is again winning nearly 20 seats in Goa and we may win a couple of seats more. It is the continuation of the trust reposed by the people of Goa in our leader PM Narendra Modi."

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      Goa Election Results Highlights: BJP will take independents, regional parties along to form govt in Goa, says Devendra Fadnavis
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    • Goa Election Results LIVE Updates | P Chidambaram: Split in votes among various parties ended up in our numbers being less than what we had hoped for...BJP won by a little over 33% of votes, remaining votes got divided. 

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      Congress has conceded defeat in Goa, with the party's senior leader P Chidambaram saying that the Grand Old Party accepts the "verdict of the people of Goa."

      "Our candidates fought bravely, despite several obstacles... People have voted BJP to power and we accept that. In several constituencies, we lost with very small margins," Chidambaram said.

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      Goa Election Results Highlights: BJP will take independents, regional parties along to form govt in Goa, says Devendra Fadnavis
    • Goa Election Results LIVE Updates | BJP candidate Atanasio Monserrate and his wife Jeniffer Monserrate have won from Panaji and Taleigao constituency respectively. BJP's Vishwajit Rane and his wife Deviya Vishwajit Rane won from Valpoi and Poriem Assembly constituency respectively. 

    • Goa Election Results LIVE Updates | TMC fails to make a mark in Goa 

      The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC), which contested the Goa Assembly elections for the first time this year, failed to make a mark in the coastal state.

      The TMC's key candidates, including Goa party chief Kiran Kandolkar, his wife Kavita Kandolkar, party nominee Churchill Alemao (who quit the NCP to join the TMC) and his daughter Valanka were trailing in their respective constituencies.

      According to the ECI's data at 3.15 pm, the TMC so far secured 5.22 per cent of the votes while its ally  Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) got 7.65 per cent of the votes. 

      The TMC candidates were on second and third positions in a few constituencies. 

      It took a plunge into Goa's electoral politics a few months before the polls, held on February 14, and contested in 26 seats in alliance with the MGP, the state's oldest regional outfit.

    • Goa Election Results LIVE Updates | Congress' Rahul Gandhi: Humbly accept the people’s verdict. Best wishes to those who have won the mandate. My gratitude to all Congress workers and volunteers for their hard work and dedication. We will learn from this and keep working for the interests of the people of India.

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    • Goa Election Results LIVE Updates | Congress says will form govt,  premature to say BJP has won

      Even as the BJP is emerging as the single largest party in Goa, the Congress on Thursday expressed confidence that it will form the next government in the coastal state with the help of other political parties, saying that the final results are yet to be announced.

      As per the Election Commission of India's (ECI) latest data for all the 40 Assembly seats in Goa, the BJP has so far won five seats and is leading in 15 others. The Congress has won three seats and is leading in eight. 

      Talking to reporters outside a counting centre, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee's working president Aleixo Sequeira said the final tally is yet to be announced, so it is premature to say that the BJP has won the election. 

      "Lead is not everything. The final results are yet to come. We will form the next government with the help of other political parties and Independents," he said.

    • Goa Election Results LIVE Updates | BJP to stake claim today evening to form govt in Goa

      The BJP, which is emerging as the single largest party in the 40-member Goa Assembly, will meet Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai and stake claim to form government on Thursday evening, a senior party leader said.

      As per data of the Election Commission of India, the BJP has so far won five seats and is leading in 15 others in the coastal state, where counting of votes is currently underway.

      The BJP's legislature wing will meet around 4 pm in the state capital Panaji during which the group leader would be decided, a senior party leader said.

      After that, the party will stake claim to form the next government, he said.

    Goa election results 2022 Highlights:
    The BJP, which is leading on 20 seats, will meet Goa Governor today to stake claim for the formation of government in the coastal state. According to reports, BJP is confident of securing a simple majority in the state and has said that the oath-taking ceremony would happen on March 14. Exit polls released by various agencies had predicted a neck-and-neck contest between various players in the state. Polls to elect the new state Assembly were held on February 14. Besides the Congress and the BJP, AAP, TMC, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), the Shiv Sena, NCP, the Revolutionary Goans, the Goencho Swabhimaan Party and the Jai Mahabharat Party, among others, are also in the poll fray besides 68 Independent candidates. Prominent candidates in fray in Goa this time around include Pramod Sawant, Utpal Parrikar, Digambar Kamat, Michael Lobo, Atanasio Monserrate, Churchill Alemao, Ravi Naik and Laxmikant Parsekar. Ahead of the results on March 10, hectic parlays were seen at both the BJP and the Congress camps, with senior leaders from both the parties meeting their candidates and discussing ways to stake claim to form the government in Goa. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who contested the election from Sankhalim has claimed the BJP will win return to power after winning more than 22 seats. The Congress and the Goa Forward Party (GFP) forged a  pre-poll alliance, while the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC tied up with the MGP. The Congress fielded 37 candidates and its ally GFP three, while the BJP contested on all 40 seats.

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