Goa results Highlights: BJP wins 20 of 40 seats, set to form government

Goa Assembly Elections 2022 Results Highlights: The BJP has emerged as the single largest party with 20 assembly seats. Congress registered a win in 9 assembly seats and is leading on 2 seats. The Aam Aadmi Party managed to bag 2 seats.
The incumbent Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who was earlier trailing, won by 600 votes in Sanquelim Assembly seat.
The incumbent Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who was earlier trailing, won by 600 votes in Sanquelim Assembly seat.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 10, 2022 09:37 PM IST
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Goa Assembly Elections 2022 Results LIVE: The BJP has emerged as the single largest party with 20 assembly seats and is on its course to form the government.

The incumbent Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who was earlier trailing, won his Sanquelim Assembly seat with a small margin of 600 votes, defeating Congress Dharmesh Saglani. Sawant, on Thursday, said the party will take support from Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and independent candidates to form the government.

Meanwhile, Congress registered a win in 9 assembly seats and is leading on 2 seats. The Aam Aadmi Party managed to bag 2 seats, while Mamata Bnaerjee-led TMC displayed a flop show with no seats in hand.

Many prominent Congress turncoats contested on BJP tickets while some BJP leaders fought as independent candidates. 

A voter turnout of nearly 79% was recorded in Goa on February 14, 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%.

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  • Mar 10, 2022 09:37 PM IST

    BJP won 20, Cong & allies bagged 12, MGP won 2: Goa poll panel

    No untoward incident was reported in State during the counting. BJP won 20 seats, Indian National Congress+allies 12, Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party 2, Trinumool Congress Party 0, Aam Aadmi party 2, Revolutionary Goan Party 1, Independent 3: Goa CEO's office

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:02 PM IST

    BJP wins 20 of 40 seats, set to form government

    BJP wins 20 of 40 seats, set to form government, Congress second with 11

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:06 PM IST

    Holi has come early, says PM Modi on BJP win in four states

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed the Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in four states. “Today is the day to celebrate the democracy of India. I thank all the voters who participated in the elections,” he said during his speech at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi. Read full report

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:23 PM IST

    Full list of winners in Goa assembly elections 2022

    BJP has emerged as the single largest party with 20 assembly seats. Here's the full list of winners in Goa elections.

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:47 PM IST

    BJP reveals government formation plan after election win

    “We've won 20 seats. MGP has also given us a letter of support. 3 independent MLAs have also supported us. So now we are 20+3+2 =25. There is a possibility that more candidates will join us. So we are forming the govt,” ANI quoted BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis as saying.

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:41 PM IST

    Goa election result: Both deputy CMs lose polls

    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. Read more

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:22 PM IST

    Will form govt with regional parties and independent candidates: Fadnavis

    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.

  • Mar 10, 2022 05:51 PM IST

    Disappointed by the results, expected a better situation: Cong leader

    “Disappointed by the results, expected a better situation. We'll continue to be a responsible Opposition & take up issues aggressively. The Opposition has an important role, in and outside State Assembly,” news agency ANI quoted Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao as saying.

  • Mar 10, 2022 05:10 PM IST

    Ruling-BJP wins 20 seats in Goa assembly polls

    The BJP fought the elections on all 40 seats in the state while the Goa Forward Party (GFP) entered into a pre-poll alliance with Congress.

  • Mar 10, 2022 05:06 PM IST

    AAP wins 2 seats, Kejriwal says ‘beginning of honest politics’

    As early trends showed the AAP was leading in two seats in Goa, its national convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said it was a "beginning of honest politics" in the coastal state. Read more

  • Mar 10, 2022 04:40 PM IST

    BJP wins 18 assembly seats, leading in 2 as counting underway

    Amid ongoing counting of votes, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party has won the Assembly elections by a majority.

    Sawant also said that in the 40-member Goa Assembly, as many as 20 seats are confirmed for the BJP, while for three seats, the party has "confirmed support".

  • Mar 10, 2022 04:25 PM IST

    Full list of winners/leading candidates in Goa elections

    As counting of votes is underway, BJP has already registered win in 14 seats and is leading in 6 other seats, inching closer to victory.

    Here's the full list of winners/leading candidates in Goa elections

  • Mar 10, 2022 04:23 PM IST

    ‘Sensitive question’: BJP leader on Pramod Sawant as Goa CM

    "I don't know, it's a sensitive question," says BJP leader Vishwajit Rane on being asked if Pramod Sawant will continue as the CM.

  • Mar 10, 2022 03:22 PM IST

    Goa election results: BJP wins 8 seats

    The Bharatiya Janata Party is inching closer to the majority mark in counting for the 2022 Goa Assembly election. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 02:55 PM IST

    BJP logs victory in 5 seats, Cong in 3 seats

    Results for 10 out of 40 assembly seats have been declared. The ruling BJP has bagged a win in 5 seats so far and is leading in 15 other seats.

  • Mar 10, 2022 02:20 PM IST

    3 Independent candidates extend support to BJP

    Independent candidate from the Bicholim constituency Dr Chandrakant Shetye, independent candidate from Cortalim Manuel Vaz and independent candidate from Curtorim Alexio Reginaldo extend support to BJP.

  • Mar 10, 2022 02:14 PM IST

    We will work strongly as the opposition: Cong leader Michael Lobo

    “We had thought that we will win but we have to accept the people's mandate. We have got 12 seats, BJP has got 18 seats. We will work strongly as the opposition. Congress will have to work hard to win the confidence of people,” says Congress leader Michael Lobo.

  • Mar 10, 2022 02:10 PM IST

    Goa election results: BJP logs win in 2 seats

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has registered a win in 2 seats and is leading in 17 seats. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 01:50 PM IST

    Goa election results: BJP and Congress win 1 seat each

    BJP and Congress win 1 seat each and lead on 18 and 10 respectively as per official EC trends. Counting continues.

  • Mar 10, 2022 01:42 PM IST

    BJP to meet Guv to stake claim with support from MGP

    As the Bharatiya Janata Party inches closer to the majority mark in counting for the 2022 Goa Assembly election, party leaders are set to call on Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai later today to stake claim to form the government for a second term, news agency ANI reported. Read more

  • Mar 10, 2022 01:29 PM IST

    BJP wins by Panaji seat by a margin of 700 votes

    The BJP candidate Atanasio 'Babush' Monserrate secured the prestigious Panaji seat by defeating former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's son and independent candidate Utpal Parrikar by a margin of 700 votes.

  • Mar 10, 2022 01:02 PM IST

    Will form govt with MGP,  independent candidates: CM Pramod Sawant

    “BJP will form the government in Goa. We will take MGP and independent candidates with us,” says Goa CM and BJP leader Pramod Sawant.

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:59 PM IST

    The credit for this win goes to the party workers: CM Pramod Sawant

    "The credit for this win goes to the party workers...BJP will form the govt in Goa," says Goa CM Pramod Sawant.

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:49 PM IST

    BJP leaders to meet Governor Pillao to stake government claim

    Bharatiya Janata Party leaders to meet Goa Governor P.S.Sreedharan Pillai today to stake claim for government formation in the state, reports ANI.

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:40 PM IST

    CM Pramod Sawant narrowly wins Sanquelim Assembly seat

    The incumbent Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who was earlier trailing, narrowly wins his Sanquelim Assembly seat defeating Congress Dharmesh Saglani.

    Dharmesh Saglani (Congress) - 9802 votes

    Dr. Pramod Sawant (BJP) - 9915 votes

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:11 PM IST

    Goa election results: BJP leading in 19 seats, Cong in 11

    Official trends for all 40 seats in Goa by 12:05 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party: Leading in 19 seats

    Indian National Congress: Leading in 11 seats

    Independent: Leading in 3 seats

    Maharashtrawadi Gomantak: Leading in 3 seats

    Aam Aadmi Party: Leading in 2 seat

    Goa Forward Party: Leading in 1 seat

    Trinamool Congress: 0

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:04 PM IST

    Good fight but result disappointing: Utpal Parrikar trailing from Panaji by 700+ votes

    "As an Independent candidate it was a good fight, I thank the people. Satisfied with the fight but result is little disappointing," says Utpal Parrikar, son of late CM Manohar Parrikar, as he leaves from counting centre. He is trailing by 713 votes in Panaji.

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:58 AM IST

    Goa election results: BJP leading with 33.74% voter share

    In terms of vote share, BJP is leading thereby standing at 33.74% followed by Congress with a 23.77% vote share.

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:44 AM IST

    Pramod Sawant once again in the lead in Goa by 600 odd votes

    The incumbent Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who was earlier trailing, is now leading by over 600 votes so far in Sanquelim Assembly seat.

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:43 AM IST

    TMC not winning a single seat in Goa

    Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress is not winning a single seat in Goa Assembly Elections. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:40 AM IST

    Utpal Parrikar leaves counting centre after BJP rival secures lead

    In Goa, Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal leaves counting centre after BJP rival secures unbeatable lead in Panaji contest.

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:29 AM IST

    BJP inching closer to the halfway mark in Goa

    The ruling BJP is ahead in 18 seats, while the Congress is fighting back.
    The ruling BJP is ahead in 18 seats, while the Congress is fighting back.
  • Mar 10, 2022 11:14 AM IST

    BJP Goa President says ‘we will cross halfway mark’

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:04 AM IST

    Goa election results: BJP set to score hattrick with MGP support

    The ruling BJP in Goa looks all set to score a hattrick in the coastal state with the support of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), political observers told PTI, as vote counting trends of the February 14 elections indicated a hung House. Read more

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:51 AM IST

    Goa election results live: Trends for 40 seats as per EC

    Official trends for all 40 seats in Goa out!

    Bharatiya Janata Party: Leading in 18 seats

    Indian National Congress: Leading in 12 seats

    Independent: Leading in 3 seats

    Maharashtrawadi Gomantak: Leading in 5 seats

    Goa Forward Party: Leading in 1 seat

    Aam Aadmi Party: Leading in 1 seat

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:46 AM IST

    BJP inching closer to the halfway mark in Goa

    Official trends for all 40 seats in Goa out; BJP leading on 18, Congress on 12. CM Pramod Sawant leading by over 300 votes so far in Sanquelim. Majority mark in the state - 21.

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:29 AM IST

    CM Pramod Sawant trailing in Saquelim

    CM Pramod Sawant is trailing in Saquelim constituency. Congress leader Dharmesh Saglani leading from the seat.

    Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant was chosen to replace his predecessor late Manohar Parrikar despite his inexperience as the Bharatiya Janata Party realised they had failed to cultivate a second rung leadership. Sawant, 47, has since emerged as the pre-eminent leader in Goa BJP, and is the only current BJP leader who has risen up the ranks from the RSS as a BJP youth leader before successfully contesting the 2012 assembly polls.

    In 2012, he was made the Speaker of the assembly, and later elevated to chief minister in 2019. Sawant is expected to retain his Sanquelim seat, and get re-elected as the chief minister if the BJP returns to power.

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:20 AM IST

    Utpal Parrikar trailing in Panaji

    Manohar Parrikar's son, Utpal Parrikar, who had quit the BJP to contest Panaji, trailing.

    The BJP contested the state elections without Parrikar, its tallest leader in the state. His son Utpal Parrikar contested from Panaji seat as an independent candidate after the BJP did not give him the ticket. The BJP has fielded Atanasio "Babush" Monserrate from the constituency.

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:17 AM IST

    BJP registers lead in a close contest with Congress

    cin 15 seats, as per initial counting trends available on Thursday for nineteen seats in the 40-member Goa Assembly. The independents were ahead in 3 seats, according to the latest trends.

    Trends so far for 39 out of 40 seats:

    BJP leading in 18 seats

    Cong leading in 15 seat

    Independent: 3

    TMC: 2

    AAP: 1

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:14 AM IST

    Neck-and-neck in Congress and BJP, as both parties lead in 15 seats

    Image source: results.eci.gov.in
    Image source: results.eci.gov.in

    As of 10 am, trends suggest a neck-and-neck in Congress and BJP, as both parties have registered lead in 15 assembly seats.

    Trends so far for 38 out of 40 seats:

    Bharatiya Janata Party: Leading in 15 seats

    Congress: Leading in 15 seats

    Maharashtrawadi Gomantak: 5

    Independent: 2

    Goa Forward Party: 1

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:06 AM IST

    Goa election results: Cong leads in 15 seats, BJP in 13

    The ruling BJP was ahead in 13 seats, while the Congress has registered a lead in 15 seats, as per initial counting trends available on Thursday for 38 seats in the 40-member Goa Assembly.

     

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:55 AM IST

    Early trends: BJP registers lead in 13 seats

    Trends so far for 32 out of 40 seats:

    BJP leading in 13 seats

    Cong leading in 11 seat

    MGP: 4

    Independent: 2

    AAP: 1

    GFP: 1

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:39 AM IST

    Goa election results: Ruling BJP ahead in 9 seats, Cong leading in 4, say early trends

    The ruling BJP was ahead in nine seats, while the Congress was leading in four seats, as per initial counting trends available on Thursday for nineteen seats in the 40-member Goa Assembly. The independents were ahead in four seats, according to the latest trends.

     The counting of votes began at 8 am for the Assembly elections held on February 14. The ruling BJP is seeking a third straight term in power in the coastal state, while the opposition Congress is hoping for a clear mandate to avoid the fiasco of 2017

    Trends so far for 19 out of 40 seats:

    BJP leading in 9 seats

    Cong leading in 4 seat

    AAP: 1

    TMC: 1

    Others: 4

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:34 AM IST

    Goa election results: Early trends show BJP leading in 8 seats

    BJP registers lead in 8 assembly seats, Congress leading in 4 seats.

    Trends so far for 17 out of 40 seats:

    BJP leading in 8 seats

    Cong leading in 4 seat

    MGP: 1 seat

    AAP: 0

    TMC: 0

    Others: 4

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:27 AM IST

    Early trends: BJP leading 4 seats, Cong in 3; AAP, TMC fail to register lead

    BJP registers lead in 4 assembly seats, Congress leading in 3 seats.

    Trends so far:

    BJP leading in 4 seats

    Cong leading in 3 seat

    AAP: 0

    TMC: 0

    Others: 3

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:20 AM IST

    BJP leading in Panaji and Aldona, Cong leads in Dabolim

    BJP leading in Panaji, Aldona and 2 other Assembly constituencies, Congress leading in Dabolim and one other seat, as per Election Commission.

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:18 AM IST

    Early trends show BJP leading in 3 constituencies, Cong in 1

    Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in Panaji Assembly constituency, according to EC.

    Trends so far: 

    BJP leading in 3 seats

    Cong leading in 1 seat

     AAP: 0

    TMC: 0

    Others: 2

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:11 AM IST

    Cong's Digambar Kamat vs BJP's Kamat Manohar Ajgaonkar in Margao

    Congress has pitted Digambar Kamat against BJP's Kamat Manohar Ajgaonkar- Deputy Chief Minister of Goa in Margao.

    A former Goa chief minister, Digambar Kamat till date holds the record for being the only CM to complete a full term, and is eying another shot at the top post. He started his political career with the BJP in 1994 and was elected in 1999 and 2002, before moving to the Congress in 2015, and was re-elected. He became the chief minister in 2007. If the Congress forms the next government, Kamat is the prime candidate to helm the top post once again.

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:55 AM IST

    Goa election result: Congress gains in early trends in Goa

    The Congress party has registered gains in the early trends in costal-state, counting of votes underway.

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:48 AM IST

    It's Utpal Parrikar vs Atanasio Monserrate in Panaji

    The BJP contested the state elections without Parrikar, its tallest leader in the state. His son Utpal Parrikar contested from Panaji seat as an independent candidate after the BJP did not give him the ticket. The BJP has fielded Atanasio "Babush" Monserrate from the constituency.

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:30 AM IST

    CM Pramod Sawant offers prayers at Shri Dattatreya Temple

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI

    Goa CM Pramod Sawant offers prayers at Sri Datta Temple as the countdown begins for the results of the Goa Assembly polls.

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:24 AM IST

    Goa results live: Meet Cong's key candidate Michael Lobo

    When two-time legislator Michael Lobo left Congress for BJP, a party on whose ticket he won the elections the previous two times, it immediately signaled a change in the mood about the Congress party. 

    Lobo who was a member of the Congress during his youth days before making the switch to the BJP in 2005 rose up the party ranks from a member of the zilla parishad to an MLA in 2012 as an anti-incumbency wave claimed the Congress and reduced the party to a single digit in the assembly. 

    However, Lobo began openly airing differences with the ruling BJP leadership in the months leading to the polls, switched camps and has now also fielded his wife on a Congress ticket besides publicly backing several other Congress candidates in the Bardez taluka.

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:14 AM IST

    Goa results live: Counting a transparent process, says EC chief election Sushil Chandra

    As counting of Goa votes begins, chief election commissioners Sushil Chandra said counting is a transparent process adhering to the standard operating procedure. “Authorised polling agents of the political parties are allowed to come inside the counting centre,” Sushil Chandra said.

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:00 AM IST

    Counting of votes begins amid high security in Goa

    Counting of votes in all 5 states, including Goa has begun. A three-tier security arrangement has been done at both counting centres with the inner perimeter guarded by Central Armed Police Forces and middle perimeter is covered by the Armed Police of Goa Police and the outer cordon is done by District Police.

    Read more: How to get Goa Assembly elections 2022 vote counting LIVE updates on Election Commission of India website

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:55 AM IST

    CM Pramod Sawant looks to retain his seat in Sanquelim

    Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant was chosen to replace his predecessor late Manohar Parrikar despite his inexperience as the Bharatiya Janata Party realised they had failed to cultivate a second rung leadership. Sawant, 47, has since emerged as the pre-eminent leader in Goa BJP, and is the only current BJP leader who has risen up the ranks from the RSS as a BJP youth leader before successfully contesting the 2012 assembly polls. 

    In 2012, he was made the Speaker of the assembly, and later elevated to chief minister in 2019. Sawant is expected to retain his Sanquelim seat, and get re-elected as the chief minister if the BJP returns to power.

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:52 AM IST

    Section 144 in place as counting of votes to begin shortly

    Prohibitory Orders under section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 have also been issued by the District Magistrates. All counting halls, strong rooms and premises have been put under CCTV surveillance with control rooms for viewing and viewing arena for candidates

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:50 AM IST

    The counting of EVM to begin at 8:30 am

    The counting of votes will start at 8 am with postal ballots. The counting of electronic voting machines (EVM) will commence at 8:30 am.

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:43 AM IST

    Three-tier security arrangement at counting centres: EC

    According to EC, a three-tier security arrangement has been done at both counting centres with the inner perimeter guarded by Central Armed Police Forces and middle perimeter is covered by the Armed Police of Goa Police and the outer cordon is done by District Police.

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:34 AM IST

    EC officials in Panaji get ready for counting of votes

    The counting for North Goa district will take place at Government Polytechnic, Altinho, Panaji. The counting will start at 8 am.

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:30 AM IST

    P Chidambaram wishes success to ‘Congress + GFP candidates’

    Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram also held a meeting on Wednesday with ally Goa Forward Party and briefed the candidates at a hotel in Goa's Margao on the eve of the counting of votes.

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:22 AM IST

    Counting of votes to take place at Panaji and Margao

    Assembly election results 2022: The counting for North Goa district will take place at Government Polytechnic, Altinho, Panaji and for South Goa District will take place at Shree Damodar College of Commerce and Economics, Combo, Margao.

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:11 AM IST

    1,500 officials deployed for counting of votes in Goa

    More than 1,500 counting officials have been trained and deployed for the purpose and the counting will start at 8 am. Assembly elections were held on February 14 in a single phase in Goa. The state saw 79.61 per cent polling.

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:00 AM IST

    BJP is known for its habit of poaching: D K Shivkumar

    "BJP is known for its habit of poaching. That is why we have asked all our candidates to stay in a common hotel," Karnataka Congress president D K Shivkumar, who is currently camping in Goa, told ANI. 

    In 2017, despite winning 17 seats, the Congress could not come to power as the BJP, which had bagged 13 seats, allied with some independents and regional parties to form the government under the leadership of its stalwart Manohar Parrikar. The BJP eyes a third consecutive term in office.

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:48 AM IST

    Cong in touch with TMC, AAP leaders for post-poll alliance

    The Congress party's leaders in Goa are learnt to be in touch with state leaders of Trinamool Congress and Aam Aadmi Party "to prevent BJP from returning to power" in the state, reports news agency ANI.

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:40 AM IST

    BJP, Cong to keep close eye on results in Goa amid possibility of hung assembly

    Amid predictions of a hung assembly, leaders of BJP and Congress in Goa would be keeping a close watch on the results of assembly elections to assess their chances of forming government in the state.

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:33 AM IST

    Along with Goa, counting of votes in four other states today

    Along with Goa, counting of votes will begin at 8 am today in four other states - Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:26 AM IST

    Congress moves leaders to resort, holds talks with AAP

    The Congress, on Wednesday, shifted all its candidates to a resort in the southern part of Goa to prevent poaching attempts from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) amid predictions of a hung assembly in the elections.

    The party also engaged in talks with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for support in government formation if there was a fractured mandate. Read more

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:03 AM IST

    Counting of votes to begin at 8 am

    The counting of votes for the Goa assembly elections will begin at 8 am. Goa assembly polls 2022 were held in a single phase on February 14.

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

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

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

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

Goa BJP leaders revealed that Pramod Sawant is the ‘obvious first choice’ for the Goa chief minister’s post.
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BJP will soon form govt in Goa: Sawant after meet with top brass

  • Earlier in the day, Sawant met BJP national president JP Nadda as the party brainstormed and deliberated on government formation in the stare.
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Goa MLAs take oath, Pramod Sawant leaves for Delhi ahead of govt formation

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has cited ‘central procedures’ for the delay in finalising the chief minister.
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Pramod Sawant resigns as Goa CM, no word yet on BJP legislature party leader

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

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

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

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
Updated on Mar 11, 2022 12:50 AM IST
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BJP wins Goa, gets support of MGP and 3 Independents

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)
Published on Mar 10, 2022 07:47 PM IST
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‘20+3+2’: Devendra Fadnavis on BJP's Goa government formation plan

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)
Updated on Mar 10, 2022 09:00 PM IST
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BJP claims support of MGP, three Independents

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)
Published on Mar 10, 2022 06:58 PM IST
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BJP will take independents, regional parties along to form govt in Goa: Fadnavis

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)
Published on Mar 10, 2022 06:51 PM IST
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Goa election result: Both deputy CMs lose polls

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.
Published on Mar 10, 2022 06:40 PM IST
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