Goa Assembly elections 2022 Highlights: Polling concludes with 79% turnout

Updated on Feb 14, 2022 09:06 PM IST

Goa Assembly elections 2022 Live Updates: The counting of votes for all 40 assembly seats in the state will take place on March 10.

Goa governor PS Sreedharan Pillai casts his vote at a booth in Taleigao on Monday. (ANI)
Goa governor PS Sreedharan Pillai casts his vote at a booth in Taleigao on Monday. (ANI)

A voter turnout of nearly 79% was recorded in Goa on Monday, as single-phase polling for all 40 assembly seats in the state came to an end. Turnout was highest for Sanquelim, from where CM and BJP leader Pramod Sawant is one of the candidates; 89.64% polling took place here. In 2017, the state witnessed a turnout of 81.21%.

The counting of votes for all the constituencies will be held on March 10.

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  • Feb 14, 2022 09:06 PM IST

    Goa saw higher turnout in 2017

    In 2017, Goa recorded a higher turnout as 81.21% of those eligible to poll cast their votes.

  • Feb 14, 2022 08:24 PM IST

    Polling concludes with nearly 79% turnout

    Single-phase polling for all 40 seats in Goa ends with a turnout of 78.94%. Sanquelim, from where CM and BJP leader Pramod Sawant is one of the candidates, witnessed maximum polling, at 89.64%

  • Feb 14, 2022 07:24 PM IST

    Artificial intelligence used at several booths: Official

    AI tools were used at several polling booths. These helped us keep a count of voters standing in the queues. We will improvise the same in future elections to monitor booths: Praveen Volvotkar, Nodal IT officer, Goa

  • Feb 14, 2022 07:05 PM IST

    Polling in most booths over

    The polling is over in most booths but is still on in certain areas as those who entered the line prior to polling close at 6pm have been be allowed to vote: Kunal, Chief Electoral Officer, Goa

  • Feb 14, 2022 05:43 PM IST

    Goa sees 75% voter turnout till 5pm

    With single-phase polling in final stretch, voter turnout in Goa recorded at 75.29%, as per ECI data.

  • Feb 14, 2022 03:41 PM IST

    60% voter turnout till 3pm

    Goa records voter turnout of 60.18% till 3pm as single-phase polling continues for all 40 assembly seats in state.

  • Feb 14, 2022 02:30 PM IST

    Goa won't allow TMC-MGP to divide Hindu votes: Pramod Sawant

    Goans will not allow the ulterior motive of TMC-MGP to divide the Hindu Votes, tweets CM and BJP leader Pramod Sawant.

  • Feb 14, 2022 01:36 PM IST

    Voter turnout at 44.63% till 1pm

    Voting percentage touched 44.62 per cent till 1pm.

  • Feb 14, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    Congress candidate Michael Lobo and wife vote in Calangute

    Congress' Michael Lobo and wife vote in Calagute. (ANI) 
    Congress' Michael Lobo and wife vote in Calagute. (ANI) 

    Congress candidate from Calangute, Michael Lobo and his wife Delilah Lobo, exercised their franchise at a polling booth in the constituency.

  • Feb 14, 2022 11:41 AM IST

    People voting enthusiastically to beat corruption: AAP's Amit Palekar

    Amit Palekar, the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) chief ministerial candidate said there will be a sea change after results are declared on March 10. “People are voting enthusiastically to defeat corruption. We will witness a sea change. Let's wait for March 10 results,” Palekar said. 

  • Feb 14, 2022 11:37 AM IST

    Voter turnout at 26.63% till 11

    Voter turnout recorded at 26.63% till 11am.

  • Feb 14, 2022 10:52 AM IST

    Expecting record-breaking voting, says chief electoral officer

    The chief electoral officer said polling process was peaceful with 11.04% voter turnout so far. “We want more people to vote this time, expecting record-breaking voting. Five control units, 11 VVPATs replaced during mock polls, this is a normal procedure,” the officer was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

  • Feb 14, 2022 09:54 AM IST

    CM Sawant casts his vote in Kothambi

    Chief minister Pramod Sawant caste his vote in Kothambi constituency.

  • Feb 14, 2022 09:52 AM IST

    Voter turnout 1104% till 9am

    Goa saw a voter turnout of 11.04% till 9am.

  • Feb 14, 2022 09:20 AM IST

    Congress candidate Michael Lobo says Goans voting for future

    Michael Lobo, Congress candidate from Calangute, said people are voting not for any particular constituency, but for Goa. “When we talk about Goa, we talk about boys and girls who are unemployed, about mining being closed for last 10 yrs, about problems in tourism industry. People are going to vote for future,” said Lobo. 

  • Feb 14, 2022 08:59 AM IST

    CM Pramod Sawant and wife offer prayers

    CM Pramod Sawant and his wife Sulakshana Sawant offer prayers in Harvalem. (ANI)
    CM Pramod Sawant and his wife Sulakshana Sawant offer prayers in Harvalem. (ANI)

    Chief minister Pramod Sawant and his wife Sulakshana Sawant offer prayers at Shree Rudreshwar Devasthan in Harvalem.

  • Feb 14, 2022 08:44 AM IST

    Utpal Parrikar visits polling booths in Panaji

    Utpal Parrikar, son of late chief minister Parrikar visits polling booths in Panaji. He is contesting as an Independent candidate in the constituency.

  • Feb 14, 2022 08:39 AM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi has a message for her ‘Goan friends’

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter to urge Goan voters to choose development and a politics that puts people first. “To all my Goan friends today; choose development, choose a politics that puts you first, choose the freedom to be you: choose Goa!” she wrote.

  • Feb 14, 2022 08:18 AM IST

    Sawant says PM called him

    Chief minister Pramod Sawant said PM Modi called him to extend his wishes for the election. “The PM called me in the morning to give his best wishes. I'm fully confident the BJP will win 22+ seats. The infrastructure development by the BJP in 10 years and PM Modi's self-reliant vision will definitely benefit us with a 100 per cent majority,” he said.

  • Feb 14, 2022 08:16 AM IST

    Himachal guv casts his vote in Vasco da Gama

    Himachal Pradesh governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar and his wife at a polling booth in Vasco da Gama.
    Himachal Pradesh governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar and his wife at a polling booth in Vasco da Gama.

    Himachal Pradesh governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar casts his vote at a polling booth in Vasco da Gama Assembly constituency.

  • Feb 14, 2022 08:12 AM IST

    Guv Sreedharan Pillai says polling will be free in Goa

    Goa governor PS Sreedharan Pillai and his wife Reetha Sreedharan cast their votes in Goa on Monday.
    Goa governor PS Sreedharan Pillai and his wife Reetha Sreedharan cast their votes in Goa on Monday.

    After casting his vote, Goa governor PS Sreedharan Pillai said, “People in Goa are cooperative. There are no major political clashes. The elections will be free and fair. The ECI and all political parties deserve appreciation. This year I expect more people will come to the polling booths.” 

  • Feb 14, 2022 06:23 AM IST

    Preparations underway at a polling booth in Taleigao

    Preparations were underway ahead of voting at a polling booth in Taleigao Assembly constituency.

  • Feb 14, 2022 06:04 AM IST

    Goa to vote in all 40 assembly seats shortly

    The single-phase election to the 40 Assembly constituencies in Goa will begin shortly. 

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In message to Goa's Sawant after oath, PM recalls 'pro-people work' in 10 years

Updated on Mar 28, 2022 01:32 PM IST

In the recently concluded assembly elections in Goa, the BJP emerged as the single largest party, winning 20 seats in the 40-member state Assembly.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates the newly sworn-in Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant in Panaji on March 28, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates the newly sworn-in Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant in Panaji on March 28, 2022. (ANI Photo)

Pramod Sawant to stay Goa chief minister. BJP says he was elected unanimously

Updated on Mar 21, 2022 09:26 PM IST

BJP leader Vishwajit Rane, who was understood to have aggressively lobbied for a chance to run Goa, formally proposed Pramod Sawant’s name at the BJP meeting on Monday.

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant will continue in the state’s top executive post, the BJP announced on Monday after a meeting of . (PTI)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant will continue in the state’s top executive post, the BJP announced on Monday after a meeting of . (PTI)

Goa: Pramod Sawant stakes claim to form govt, to take oath as CM on March 23 

Updated on Mar 21, 2022 08:30 PM IST

The announcement was made after the BJP held the much-awaited legislature party meeting. This will be the third straight term of BJP in Goa and the second term for Sawant

Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, Goa acting CM Pramod Sawant during a meeting in Panaji on Monday. (ANI photo)
Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, Goa acting CM Pramod Sawant during a meeting in Panaji on Monday. (ANI photo)

‘Obvious first choice...’: Pramod Sawant likely to return as Goa chief minister

Updated on Mar 17, 2022 02:19 AM IST

Goa BJP leaders revealed that Pramod Sawant is the ‘obvious first choice’ for the Goa chief minister’s post.

Pramod Sawant on Wedndesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi along with state BJP chief Sadanand Shet Tanavade. (ANI)
Pramod Sawant on Wedndesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi along with state BJP chief Sadanand Shet Tanavade. (ANI)

BJP will soon form govt in Goa: Sawant after meet with top brass

Published on Mar 16, 2022 10:43 PM IST

Earlier in the day, Sawant met BJP national president JP Nadda as the party brainstormed and deliberated on government formation in the stare.

BJP leader Pramod Sawant.(PTI)
BJP leader Pramod Sawant.(PTI)

Goa MLAs take oath, Pramod Sawant leaves for Delhi ahead of govt formation

Updated on Mar 16, 2022 12:17 AM IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has cited ‘central procedures’ for the delay in finalising the chief minister.

40 MLAs-elect were sworn in as members of the Goa legislative assembly on Tuesday (PTI)
40 MLAs-elect were sworn in as members of the Goa legislative assembly on Tuesday (PTI)

Pramod Sawant resigns as Goa CM, no word yet on BJP legislature party leader

Published on Mar 12, 2022 05:14 PM IST

On electing the legislature party leader, Pramod Sawant said the BJP is following the central leadership’s procedures.

Goa governor P S Sreedharan Pillai accepted Pramod Sawant’s resignation and promptly appointed him as the caretaker chief minister. (ANI)
Goa governor P S Sreedharan Pillai accepted Pramod Sawant’s resignation and promptly appointed him as the caretaker chief minister. (ANI)

Sawant set to helm Goa again, MGP extends ‘unconditional’ support to BJP

Published on Mar 12, 2022 12:04 AM IST

The MGP, which fought the Goa elections in an alliance with the Trinamool Congress (TMC), won two seats.

Chief minister Pramod Sawant said the decision will be taken by the party high command. (Atish Naik)
Chief minister Pramod Sawant said the decision will be taken by the party high command. (Atish Naik)

Sena's fight is with NOTA, not BJP: Goa in-charge Devendra Fadnavis

Published on Mar 11, 2022 04:30 PM IST

This is the BJP's third consecutive win in Goa. The victory has also enhanced Fadnavis' stature in the party ranks and the former Maharashtra chief minister might see a bigger role for him at the national level.

Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. (ANI file photo)
Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. (ANI file photo)

Fadnavis leads BJP to victory in Goa, may see a bigger role at national level

Updated on Mar 11, 2022 12:50 AM IST

BPP's performance “beyond expectations” in Goa has helped former chief minister and senior leader Devendra Fadnavis, who was the Assembly election in-charge for the coastal state, gain some political heft within the ranks and strengthen his position at the national level

BJP workers celebrate the party's win in the Assembly election on Thursday. Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo
BJP workers celebrate the party's win in the Assembly election on Thursday. Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo

BJP wins Goa, gets support of MGP and 3 Independents

Published on Mar 10, 2022 07:47 PM IST

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party secured a narrow victory in Goa, overcoming a wave of anti-incumbency sentiment

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant (right) with Devendra Fadnavis and Bharatiya Janata Party state president Sadanand Shet after the party’s victory on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant (right) with Devendra Fadnavis and Bharatiya Janata Party state president Sadanand Shet after the party’s victory on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

‘20+3+2’: Devendra Fadnavis on BJP's Goa government formation plan

Updated on Mar 10, 2022 09:00 PM IST

2022 Goa election result: Exit polls predicted a neck-and-neck BJP v Congress race, but the former emerged a clear winner.

Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis(PTI)
Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis(PTI)

BJP claims support of MGP, three Independents

Published on Mar 10, 2022 06:58 PM IST

The BJP has won 20 out of 40 seats, while the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) has won two seats.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)�s Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis and party state President Sadanand Shet poses a victory sign during the celebration as the party leads the State Assembly elections, in Panaji.(ANI)
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)�s Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis and party state President Sadanand Shet poses a victory sign during the celebration as the party leads the State Assembly elections, in Panaji.(ANI)

BJP will take independents, regional parties along to form govt in Goa: Fadnavis

Published on Mar 10, 2022 06:51 PM IST

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 40-member assembly.

Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis(PTI)
Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis(PTI)

Goa election result: Both deputy CMs lose polls

Published on Mar 10, 2022 06:40 PM IST

Deputy Chief Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar was defeated by Leader of Opposition and Congress candidate Digambar Kamat by a huge margin of almost 6,000 votes.

Deputy chief ministers Manohar Ajgaonkar and Chandrakant Kavlekar.
Deputy chief ministers Manohar Ajgaonkar and Chandrakant Kavlekar.
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