Goa Assembly Election
Goa Election Result 2017
The counting of votes for the 40 seats in Goa assembly elections 2017 show a close contest between the Congress and BJP, while other smaller parties such as the Goa Forward Party and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak (MGP) also making inroads.
|Bharatiya Janata Party||13||0||13|
|Indian National Congress||17||0||17|
|Nationalist Congress Party||1||0||1|
|Goa Forward Party||3||0||3|
Goa Assembly Elections 2017
Assembly Elections are due in Goa in 2017. The voting dates will be announced officially by Election Commission of India by December, 2016. The term of the current legislative assembly is going to end on March 18, 2017 so the polls have to be held at least a month before that. According to latest reports, the Chief Electoral Office of Goa has put forward the proposal that since the current assembly’s term expires in March 2017, elections in the state can be held between December 11 and 18. The dates have been recommended keeping in view the Christmas holidays as well as the school and college examinations in the state immediately after that.
The Congress and BJP are the two politically active parties in the state. The recently formed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has made clear its ambitions to make forays into the state. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who also heads the Aam Aadmi Party, said that he is expecting a reasonably decent outcome from this election. Reports say that the party has been working hard on its Goa election strategies since the last six months.
While the AAP is trying its best to score victory in the upcoming elections in the state, incumbent Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has challenged the party to achieve that. As per reports, the CM has stated that though he does not underestimate or overestimate this new political party, he is certain about Goa people as they do not get influenced by the number of banners and that before voting, Goa people will definitely test the party.
Complete List of MLA of Goa 2017
State Legislative Assembly
Goa has a unicameral legislature, that is, a legislative assembly only, and it consists of 40 members. The Assembly has the agency to appropriate money for infrastructure development, social programs, agricultural development. The Assembly is also empowered to propose and impose taxes.
Goa celebrates ‘Legislator’s Day’ on 9th January every year. In 1987, Goa was declared as a state of India and then the number of Assembly seats was increased to 40. The Assembly convenes at the Goa State Legislative Complex, which is located in Porvorim, Bardez. The construction of this building was started on January 22, 1994. It was inaugurated by Atal Behari Vajpayee after its completion on 5 March, 2000.
Major Political Parties in Goa
The national parties in Goa are Bharatiya Janata Party, Indian National Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, All India Trinamool Congress. Among the regional ones are Maharashtrawadi Gomantak, United Goans Democratic Party, Goa Vikas Party and Go Su-raj Party. After getting landslide victory in Delhi Assembly elections in 2015, the recently-formed Aam Aadmi Party has also set its goal to make inroads in Goa.
Bharatiya Janata Party
In Goa, BJP is running the ruling government, whose chief minister is Laxmikant Parsekar. Manohar Parrikar who was the previous CM was included in the Union Cabinet due to which he had to resign as Goa CM. Parrikar is known as being close to the Prime Ministerial candidate of the party, Narendra Modi. In fact, this is the 3rd stint of Parrikar as Chief Minister of Goa. The state president of Goa BJP is Vinay Dinu Tendulkar. The party’s two wings that are very active in organizational matters are Mahila Morcha and Yuva Morcha. During 2009 General Election, the BJP won 1 seat in Goa and bagged 252,694 (44.78%) votes.
Indian National Congress.
The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) is the state unit of the Indian National Congress. Its President is former MP John Fernandes. He is perceived in his party circle as the leading voice against the proposed Mopa Airport. The committee has also named four officials who are authorised to speak with the media, and they are Atanasio Monteiro, Jitendra Deshprabhu, Manohar Azgaonkar, and Pramod Salgaocar. The Convenor of the GPCC’s media and publicity cell is Milan Burman, who will work under the direct chairmanship of John Fernandes. The INC has already started the process of nominating candidates for the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha election. The final list of the candidates is expected to be discussed and announced by the end of February 2014. During the 2009 General Election, the INC won 1 seat in Goa and bagged 127,494 (22.6%) votes.
The state of Goa has two seats in the Lok Sabha and one in the Rajya Sabha. The state has a unicameral legislature and the Legislative Assemby comprises of 40 members headed by the Chief Minister. Goa does not have its own judiciary. The state comes under the Bombay High Court. A bench of the High Court is present in Panaji, the capital of Goa.
Goa Assembly Elections 2012 Summary
The last Legislative Assembly Election in Goa was held on 3 March, 2012. The result was declared on 6 March 2012. The Indian National Congress, led by Digambar Kamat, was defeated by Bharatiya Janata Party-Maharashtrawadi Gomantak alliance. In the 40 seat assembly, Bharatiya Janata Party won 21 and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak won 3 seats. MLA Frances D’Souza, a Roman Catholic from Bharatiya Janata Party won with the biggest margin of victory. Manohar Parrikar, the former Chief Minister, was sworn-in again as the new Chief Minister of the state. Following the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he moved to the union cabinet and Laxmikant Parsekar took over as the next chief minister.