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Goa Assembly Elections 2022: BJP again in Goa, AAP notches 2 seats in new territory

In the 2017 Goa Assembly Elections, Congress secured 17 out of 40 assembly constituencies and the BJP won 13 seats.

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Goa Assembly Elections 2022: BJP again in Goa, AAP notches 2 seats in new territory

Goa went to the polls on February 14. Results for the 40-member Goa legislative assembly were announced today. As per the Election Commission of India, AAP had two historic wins. While BJP won 20 seats, Congress on 11 seats, GFP 1 seat, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak won 2 seats, Revolutionary Goans Party 1, and Independent 3 seats.

Exit Polls came out on March 7 with the final phase voting on Uttar Pradesh. Zee News projected that BJP will win 15 seats and Congress is likely to come into power in the coastal state with more than 16 seats. Others will win 7 seats. In the 2017 Goa Assembly Elections, Congress secured 17 out of 40 assembly constituencies and the BJP won 13 seats. VVPAT-fitted EVMs were used in the entire coastal state, which was the first time in India. 

Goa Assembly Elections 2017 were held in February 2017 and Manohar Parrikar became the Chief Minister of the state with a coalition of BJP, Goa Forward Party, and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party. Following the death of Manohar Parrikar, Pramod Swant was appointed as the Chief Minister. 

For Goa Assembly Elections 2022, Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP has put forward Amit Palekar as the chief ministerial face. The ruling party, BJP has announced Pramod Sawant as the chief ministerial face and Congress is yet to announce its CM’s face.

Here’s the full list of constituencies

  1. Aldona- Carlos Alvares Ferreira (Cong) (WINNER with 1823 margin)
  2. Benaulim-Venzy Niegas (AAP) (WINNER with 1271 margin)
  3. Bicholim- Dr Chandrakant Shetye (Independent) (WINNER with 318 margin)
  4. Calangute- Michael Vincet Lobo (Cong) (WINNER with 4979 margin)
  5. Canacona- Ramesh Tawadkar (BJP) (WINNER with 3051 margin)
  6. Cortalim- Antonio Vas (Independent) (WINNER with 1178 margin)
  7. Cumbarjua- Rajesh Faldessai (Cong) (WINNER with 2827 margin)
  8. Cuncolim- Alemao Yuri (Cong) (WINNER with 3234 margin)
  9. Curchorem- Nilesh Cabral (BJP) (WINNER with 672 margin)
  10. Curtotim- Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco (Independent) (WINNER with 5055 margin)
  11. Dabolim- Mauvin Heliodoro (BJP) (WINNER with 1570 margin)
  12. Fatorda-Vijai Sardesai (Gfp) Alliance (Cong) (WINNER with 1527 margin)
  13. Maem- Premendra Vishnu Shet (BJP) (WINNER with 3136 margin)
  14. Mandrem- Jit Vinayak Arolkar (Maharashtrawadi Gomantak) (WINNER with 715 margin)
  15. Mapusa- Joshua Peter De Souza (BJP) (WINNER with 1647 margin)
  16. Marcaim- Ramkrishna Alias Sudin Dhavalikar (Maharashtrawadi Gomantak) (WINNER with 9963 margin)
  17. Margao- Digambar Kamat (Cong) (WINNER with 7794 margin)
  18. Mormugao- Sankalp Amonkar (Cong) (WINNER with 1941 margin)
  19. Navelim- Ulhas Tuenkar (BJP) (WINNER with 430 margin)
  20. Nuvem- Aleixo Sequera (Cong) (WINNER with 4397 margin)
  21. Panaji- Atanasio Monserrate (BJP) (WINNER with 716 margin)
  22. Pernem- Pravin Prabhakar Arlekar (BJP) (WINNER with 3418 margin)
  23. Ponda- Ravi Naik (BJP) (WINNER with 77 margin)
  24. Poriem- Deviya Vishwajit Rane (BJP) (WINNER with 13943 margin)
  25. Porvorim- Rohan Khaunte (BJP) (WINNER with 7950 margin)
  26. Priol- Chandrakant Kavlekar (BJP) (WINNER with 213 margin)
  27. Quepem- Altone D’Costa (Cong) (WINNER with 3601 margin)
  28. Saligao- Kedar Jayprakash Naik (Cong) (WINNER with 1899 margin)
  29. Sanguem- Subhash Uttam Phal Dessai (BJP) (WINNER with 1429 margin)
  30. Sanquelim- Dr Pramod Sawant (BJP) (WINNER with 666 margin)
  31. Sanvordem- Ganesh Gaonkar (BJP) (WINNER with 5190 margin)
  32. Siolim- Delilah Michael Lobo (Cong) (WINNER with 1727 margin)
  33. Siroda- Subhash Shirodkar (BJP) (WINNER with 2174 margin)
  34. St. Andre- Virsh Mukesh Borkar (Revolutionary Goans Party) (WINNER with 76 margin)
  35. St. Cruz- Rodolf Louis Fernandes (Cong) (WINNER with 2464)
  36. Taleigo- Jennifer Monserrate (BJP) (WINNER with 2041 margin)
  37. Tivim- Nilkanth Ramnath Halarnkar (BJP) (WINNER with 2051 margin)
  38. Valpoi- Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane (BJP) (WINNER with 8085 margin)
  39. Vasco da Gama- Krishna V Salkar (BJP) (WINNER with 3657 margin)
  40. Velim- Cruz Silva (AAP) (WINNER with 169 margin)

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Live Updates: Pushkar Singh Dhami to be Uttarakhand CM

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Live Updates: The probable names that are coming out for Uttarakhand CM are Pushkar Singh Dhami, Cabinet Minister and Haridwar MLA Madan Kaushik, Shrinagar MLA Dhan Singh Rawat, former Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Union Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt.

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The announcement of the name of Chief Minister in Uttarakhand after the BJP came to power yet again in the hill state is set to come out later in the evening today. The probable names that are coming out for Uttarakhand CM are Pushkar Singh Dhami, Cabinet Minister and Haridwar MLA Madan Kaushik, Shrinagar MLA Dhan Singh Rawat, former Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Union Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt.

However, the road for Pushkar Singh Dhami is not going to be smooth as he lost his seat of Khatima to Congress candidate Bhuwan Chandra Kapri by a margin of 6,579 votes. He got a total of 41,598 votes with a vote share of 44.8 per cent as against Kapri who got 48,177 with a huge vote share of 51.89 per cent.

To catch the latest updates about the developments in Uttarakhand, stay tuned to our live blog.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Live Updates:

Pushkar Singh Dhami to be Uttarakhand CM

The announcement of the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand has finally been made, Pushkar Singh Dhami will be the next CM of Uttarakhand. This announcement was made in the state legislative party meeting that took place today.

Pushkar Singh Dhami frontrunner, say sources

The incumbent Pushkar Singh Dhami is likely to be the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, say sources. However, the road for him is not going to be smooth as he lost his Khatima seat in the election and now he will have to contest in by-polls if his name comes for the Chief Minister post.

Delhi will decide who will be Uttarakhand CM, say reports

According to reports, the Delhi meeting that took place in the past few days will come to an end and today the name of the CM of Uttarakhand will be announced. The Delhi ministerial power will decide who will be the next CM, say reports.

Rajnath Singh and Meenakshi Lekhi welcomed by Uttarakhand BJP chief Madan Kaushik in Dehradun ahead of legislative party meeting

Uttarakhand BJP chief Madan Kaushik welcomes Union Minister Rajnath Singh and Meenakshi Lekhi, they are heading to BJP head office for the legislative party meet. It is expected that the name of the CM will be announced in an hour.

BJP to hold legislature meeting at 5pm to decide next CM in Uttarakhand

The BJP will have a legislature party meeting in the evening to elect the leader who will also be the next chief minister of Uttarakhand.

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BJP to reveal the name of next Chief Minister of Goa today: Pramod Sawant, Vishwajit Rane and Rajendra Arlekar in fray

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a meeting today in Panaji, Goa where it will unravel the suspense over the name of the next Chief Minister and the date of the swearing-in ceremony.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a meeting today in Panaji, Goa where it will unravel the suspense over the name of the next Chief Minister and the date of the swearing-in ceremony. The BJP legislature party meeting will take place at 4 pm at the BJP office.

Eleven days after winning 20 seats in the 40-member House and securing the support of two MGP MLAs and three Independents, the saffron party will ask the governor to stake a claim to form the government.

On Sunday, Goa BJP President Sadanand Tanavade revealed that Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and L. Murugan will attend the meeting as BJP central observers to help the state establish a government.

Pramod Sawant, a BJP leader, and the temporary chief minister is the strong frontrunner for the role of CM, but he faces some opposition. A senior state BJP leader claimed on Monday that BJP MLA and former state health minister Vishwajit Rane, as well as Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Arlekar, a Goa native, is being considered for the CM post.

Read Also: BJP likely to pick Uttarakhand CM today, Goa still in suspense

Earlier on Saturday, Sawant met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi to discuss the formation of the government. The BJP will be in power in Goa for the third time in a row.

After choosing the next chief minister, BJP leaders will meet with state governor P S Sreedharan Pillai at 6 p.m. to stake their claim to form the government. In addition to Tomar and Murugan, PM Narendra Modi, Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis, desk in-charge C T Ravi, and Tanavade, would attend the legislature party meeting.

According to the sources, the name of the next Chief Minister of Goa will be revealed by 5 pm and the swearing-in ceremony might take place between 23 to 25.

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Pushkar Singh Dhami, Madan Kaushik or Trivendra Singh Rawat? Who will be the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand?

All of a sudden, Pushkar Singh Dhami and Madan Kaushik have been instructed to reach New Delhi. Now, the meeting for the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand is taking place at Amit Shah’s residence.

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Pushkar Singh Dhami, Madan Kaushik or Trivendra Singh Rawat? Who will be the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand?

Amid the ongoing political upheaval in the state, the fate of the Uttarakhand Chief Minister remains a mystery. The state’s political atmosphere has become increasingly tense. The meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs which was scheduled to be held today has now been postponed and no decision related to the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand has been made yet.

All of a sudden, Pushkar Singh Dhami and Madan Kaushik have been instructed to reach New Delhi. According to the reports, the meeting for the next CM is currently taking place at Amit Shah’s residence. Earlier on Friday, former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat was also notified to reach New Delhi.

In this situation, the question is whether the party will pay attention to the experience of Trivendra Singh Rawat, who was in power for four years, or whether it will make a surprising decision once again.

The BJP high command is yet to open its cards regarding the state’s chief minister. A decision on this will be taken in the legislature party meeting to be held on Monday or Tuesday. At the same time, all of the contenders for the state’s chief minister have met with prominent politicians in Delhi to submit their claims. Simultaneously, interim Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who lost the state’s legislative elections, is also competing for the post of CM.

At the same time, Maharashtra Governor and former Chief Minister Bhagat Singh Koshyari is in Delhi. There is speculation that Koshyari is approaching the Delhi high command in favor of Dhami. Trivendra Rawat, the state’s former chief minister, is currently in Delhi meeting with National President JP Nadda and National General Secretary Organization BL Santosh.

The visit of former Chief Minister of state Trivendra Singh Rawat has created speculations of him being the next CM of Uttarakhand. However, Trivendra has already made it clear that he is not an MLA and is not in the race of CM.

It will be interesting to see who will be the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand!

The result for the state assembly elections was out on March 10 along with Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur and Goa. BJP in Uttarakhand won 47 seats out of 70 Assembly seats.

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