Congress hopes to retain power in Goa despite high turn-out
Congress on Sunday said that the record turn-out in the assembly election in Goa may not augur well for the party, but still it would be able to retain power in the coastal state.
"The high turn-out is a strong statement made by the public. It may not be ideal for the Congress party, but we are forming the government with the help of allies," said Mauvin Godinho, a senior Congress leader from the state.
Counting will be held on March 6. "We may not be able to get a clear mandate, but we will be forming the government with the help of allies," Godinho told PTI.
A record 81% voters cast votes yesterday, surpassing the 2007 record of 71%. Of the total electorate of 10.25 lakh, 8.3 lakh voted on Saturday.
The ruling Congress has a pre-poll alliance with NCP in the state.