Live Goa election results 2017: Congress supporters celebrate the party's victory.
The Congress has emerged as the largest party in Goa, ahead of the BJP, that has ruled the state for five years. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, who lost even in his own seat, resigned after it was clear that the BJP would fall well short of the halfway-mark in the 40-member Assembly. Mr Parsekar became Chief Minister after Manohar Parrikar was moved to the centre as Defence Minister in November 2014. The three main leaders of the Congress, said to be the party's top chief ministerial candidates - Luizinho Faleiro, Pratapsingh Rane and Digambar Kamat - won in their constituencies. But perhaps it was the Aam Aadmi Party that suffered the worst shock. It didn't win a single seat on its debut in the popular holiday state, despite predictions. Arvind Kejriwal and top AAP leaders had campaigned extensively here for months. With all the votes counted it remained undecided who will form Goa's next government.
Here are the highlights of the Goa assembly election results 2017:
Congress reaches out to the people of Goa.
BJP press conference at its Goa office with Defence Minister, Parrikar and Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.
Congress finishes with a narrow margin. Hung assembly might be the only way out.
Contrary to predictions, the Congress emerged as the single largest party instead of the BJP in a hung verdict in Goa. Read the full story here
Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar submits his resignation.
With two seats to go, contenders BJP and Congress continue to fight the margin.
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Congress Digambar Kamat says to a news agency ANI,
People wanted against arrogance of Bjp Govt
I thank people of Margao for giving me opportunity again
I thank God who protected me
I am indebted to people of Margao
I thank workers who fought tirelessly for my campaign
Three seats to go.
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All leads are in for Goa Assembly Elections. Results for 36 of the seats are in.
The party wise break up
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PM Modi reaches out to the people of Goa.
Four seats to go. Here is the latest
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BJP may seek support from Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party. NDTV's Vikram Chandra tweets.
Get updates as Goa decides.
Just one lead yet to come in. These are the numbers.
The run ends for AAP frontrunner Elvin Gomes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi humbled and overwhelmed.
MP Shashi Taroor happy about Congress's performance.
The results are in for 35 of the 40 assembly seats in Goa.
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Goa Assembly: Digambar Kamat credits party workers for win- Read here
BJP female candidate, retired school headmistress, Alina Saldhana wins Cortalim constituency.
Results for 33 of the 40 seats:
Congress wins 13.
BJP wins 12 seats.
Goa Forward Party and MGP win 3 seats each, respectively.
Sudin Dhavalikar, CM candidate for the grand alliance between Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party, Goa Suraksha Manch and Shiv Sena, wins in Marcaim.
BJP and Congress battle it out, neck and neck.
Party workers lays out firecrackers outside BJP's office at Goa.
Results out for 27 of the 40 seats. Congress leads with 11 and BJP at 9.
Results as of now,
Congress winning 11 of the 37 seats
BJP wins 9 of the 36 seats
Goa Forward Party wins 3 of teh 4 seats
MGP wins 1 of the 25 seats
NCP wins 1 of the 17 seats it contested.
As we await 2 leads, here is the constituency wise map:
The leads continue to be neck and neck with Congress leading in 15 and BJP leading in 14.
BJP candidate, Michael Vincent Lobo wins in Calangute, Goa's smallest constituency in terms of number of candidates contesting. The constituency had just three contenders.
AAP's Valmiki Naik disappointing loss.
Watch 61-year-old man from France talking about Goa polls.
On ground coverage by NDTV's Ishadrita Lahiri. Tune in for more updates.
Here are the current trends. More leads awaited.
When our reporter Anant Zanane has his fan boy moments at Goa's BJP office.
BJP's sitting MLA, Pramod Sawant at Sanquelim.
Leads awaiting in four constituencies:
Vasco-Da-Gama( Largest constituency in terms of electorate), Canacona, Cortalim and Velim constituency.
Leads awaited in four constituencies. Congress leading with 16, BJP with 12 others leading in 8 seats.
Quick glance of Goa's top contenders and their position.
Congress female candidate, Jennifer Atanasio wins Taleigao constituency with 11,534 votes.
This way or that?
As the BJP and Congress come neck and neck in Goa, excitement builds up in the results viewing room of the BJP.
Congress's Luizinho Faleiro leading in Navelim constituency.
BJP's Pramod Sawant retains Sanquelim. He is the sitting MLA from the constituency.
Shashi Tharoor: Goa and Manipur are still close but prospects good for Congress
With leads still awaited in seven seats, Congress in at 13 and BJP at 12, crossing the 21 of the 40 seats required to form the government.
As the close contest between Congress and BJP continue, read here
about BJP's setback with Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar losing in Mandrem.
AAP flops in Goa.
Former Goa Chief Minister, Congress's Digambar Kamat wins Margoa constituency, defeating BJP candidate Sharmad Pai Raiturcar by 4,900 votes says a news agency PTI.
Its now a level playing field. Congress and BJP both at 12 each.
A little over five hours into counting, here are the trends:
MGP's Sudin Dhavalikar maintains lead in Marcaim.
The competition between Congress and BJP continues to be head to head. The count is now 12 for Congress and 11 for BJP. 30 and counting...
BJP supporters take a little break from Election news. Channel swaps from News to Hindi Soaps outside BJP's office in Goa.
Big screen outside BJP office in Goa goes Kaput
This is how the Goa map looks like. More blue than saffron.
Among the other contestants for the Goa race:
Nationalist Congress Party leads in 1
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party leads in 2
Goa Forward Party leads in 3 constituencies.
AAP's CM candidate, Elvin Gomes still trailing in Cuncolim.
2012 election winner, Congress's Digambar Kamat leads in Margao.
Sudin Dhavalikar, CM candidate for the grand alliance between Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party, Goa Suraksha Manch and Shiv Sena, leading in Marcaim.
One each for both Congress and BJP. 28 and counting...
Congress leads in yet another constituency. The current trends are:
Highlights of Goa elections:
Mikes come up. Supporters say "Congress is awaaz of India"
With Congress still maintaining lead, read
a little more about Cong vs BJP in 2012 elections.
One big loss, an equally important win for BJP
CM Laxmikant Parsekar loses while Deputy CM Francis D Souza wins.
Incumbent CM, BJP's big head Laxmikant Parsekar loses in Mandrem.
Incumbent Deputy CM, BJP's Francis D'Souza wins Mapusa constituency.
Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar(BJP) trails Congress candidate Dayanand Sopte by 3,826 votes in Mandrem constituency says news agency, PTI
Images from counting centres as they await final trends.
Results for Marcaim yet to come in where Sudin Dhavalikar, CM candidate for the grand alliance between Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party, Goa Suraksha Manch and Shiv Sena, contests.
AAP's CM candidate, Elvin Gomes at third place in Cuncolim constituency.
As we await results from 17 constituencies, these are the current trends.
People gather around an electronics store to watch results in Goa.
23 and counting...
On ground reports from Anant Zanane.
BJP's top contenders show opposing trends with Laxmikant Parsekar trailing in Mandrem constituency and Francis D'Souza leading in Mapusa.
Celebrations continue as Congress leads in 11 constituencies.
Here are the state-wise trends, two and half hours into counting.
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BJP leading in 8 constituencies now against Congress leading in 9. The competition gets fierce by the minute.
With counting underway, of the 20 constituencies, Congress leads in 9 constituencies, BJP in 7. AAP yet to open their account.
Two hours into counting, here are the top three trends.
Latest updates straight from NDTV's Vikram Chandra.
Big names and their position, two hours into counting.
Sreenivasan Jain at NDTV's election result analysis says, In Goa, there were questions if removing Manohar Parrikar was a mistake on part of the BJP. It seems to be helping the Congress so far. Tune in for more here
Congress supporters celebrate victory at a counting station. On the ground coverage with Ishadrita Lahiri.
Big names, AAP's Elvin Gomes and BJP's Laxmikant Parsekar both trailing in their respective constituencies.
Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, yet to open its account in Goa.
Its a head to head contest as Congress leads in 8 and BJP leads in 7 constituencies.
The trends in Goa as of now. Get more updates here
BJP supporters outside a counting centre.
AAP's CM candidate, Elvin Gomes trailing in Cuncolim against BJP's Subhash Alias Rajan Naik who is leading in the constituency.
Goa's debutante contender, AAP yet to open their account in Goa.
BJP's Francis D'Souza leading in Mapusa.
Congress leading in 8 constituencies, while BJP in 5 constituencies as counting progresses.
Congress's Pratapsingh Rane, six time seat winner, leading in Poriem.
Woman candidate from Congress, Jennifer Atanasio Monserrate leading in Taleigao.
Incumbent CM BJP's Laxmikant Parsekar takes the lead at Mandrem.
Cong flags come up after news about CM Parsekar trailing in Mandrem.
Dayanand Raghunath Sopte leads in Mandrem where incumbent CM, BJP's Laxikant Parsekar is contesting.
BJP opens its account with its lead in Maem constituency, North Goa.
Congress leading in two constituencies, Nuvem and St. Andre
Watch: Bjp supporter who come from a place 20KMS away. Says there's going to be a bike rally after they win and they've booked a DJ and all.
Another shot of Mr Parrikar with BJP cadre, closely monitoring election results.
Watch Mr Manohar Parrikar at the Goa BJP office with our reporter Anant Zanane
Mr Parrikar, as he views the results from BJP's Goa office
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BJP's SIDHARTH KUCALIENKER to a news agency ANI says,
· We have full confidence on Panaji people
· We have increasing margin as always
· The relation that the BJP build for 25 years with the Panaji voters will work
DAYANAND SOPTE, Congress says to a news agency ANI
· We are winning 110%
· Even BJP candidates know that I am winning
· I think the performance is not that much of the govt
On the ground with Anant Zanane, summing up the mood outside the Goa BJP office.
BJP's viewing room for results at the party office few hours ago.
Counting of votes begins in five states including Goa, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Tune into NDTV for the latest.
Mr Manohar Parrikar performs puja outside BJP office, Goa
Manohar Parrikar reaches BJP office, says: Abhee 6 ghante baaki hai
Mr. Parrikar will perform a Puja at the BJP office: BJP Worker, Meenakshi Lavande
BJP worker Meenakshi Lavande says That Mr. Parrikar will perform a Puja at the BJP office
Behind the scenes, counting center at Panjim
Counting centre in Panjim
Big screen installed at the BJP Goa Office in Panaji.
Everything about Goa's election run just before counting begins, read here
Incumbent Chief Minister, BJPS's Laxmikant Parsekar contests from Mandrem constituency. AAP's CM candidate, Evin Gomes contests from Cuncolim.
Goa's largest constituency in terms of electorate is Vasco-da-gama and the smallest constituency is that of St. Andre.
The constituency with the most number of candidates contesting is Velim constituency with 12 candidates and the least number of candidates is Calangute constituency with 3 candidates.
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Of the 40 constituencies,
BJP Standing at 36
Congress at 37
AAP at 39
Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party at 25 constituencies.
Goa Election Results 2017: Security outside polling booth in Panaji ahead of counting.
21 seats needed in the 40-member assembly to form government in Goa.