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BJP wins one seat in Goa

PTI | ByIndo-Asian News Service, Panaji
May 14, 2004 04:52 PM IST

The union minister of state for finance and the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, Shripad Naik won the North Goa (Panaji) seat by a margin of 55,000 votes.

The two parliamentary seats from Goa seemed split on Thursday with the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Shripad Naik winning the North Goa seat and the Congress' Churchill Alemao leading in South Goa.

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The union minister of state for finance, Naik won the North Goa (Panaji) seat by 55,000 votes.

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He told reporters that the party's expected loss in South Goa (Mormugao) was due to a "number of reasons".

In South Goa, Alemao was leading by 41,000 votes.

In the last elections, the BJP had bagged both the seats. This time round, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had worked out an alliance but could not make an impact in North Goa, where former chief minister Wilfred de Souza was the candidate.

The result is being seen as a setback to the BJP-led alliance headed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

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