Get the latest highlights on 5 states Assembly election 2022 - Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, national president JP Nadda, union home minister Amit Shah, union minister Nitin Gadkari and national general secretary BL Santhosh are present for the meeting.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a moment to talk about the ongoing war in Ukraine. He said the war was affecting every country in the world and India stood for peace and talks. He also said the cost of the war will have to be borne by all.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Hindi, “22 ke nateejo ne 24 ki line tay kar di (The results of 2022 have set the tone for 2024).”
PM Modi addresses Party Workers at BJP HQ in Delhi after BJP's victory in four state assembly polls, saying that BJP workers have delivered on the promise to him that Holi celebrations will begin from March 10 itself.
“Under PM Modi’s leadership today, the BJP has got mandate in UP, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. In these four states, people have given us their blessings,” incumbent CM Yogi Adityanath said praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.
Goa Congress Chief Girish Chodankar resigns from his post, says the loss is his personal failure at his last press conference.
BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said that it is clear that people will make Narendra Modi Prime Minister again in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections after victories in Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur and Uttar Pradesh.
Congress leader P Chidambaram said," We accept the verdict of the people of Goa. Our candidates fought bravely, despite several obstacles… In several constituencies, we lost with very small margins."
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said he humbly accepts the people’s verdict and extended best wishes to those who have won the mandate. He also thanked all Congress workers and volunteers for their hard work and dedication.
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee’s working president Aleixo Sequeira said, "Lead is not everything. The final results are yet to come. We will form the next government with the help of other political parties and Independents."
"We have got 20 seats and are still leading in one. All three independents are with us", Devendra Fadnavis to CNN-News18.
Trinamool Congress Goa took to Twitter to post: "We accept this mandate with all humility. We commit ourselves to work harder to earn the trust and love of every Goenkar."
The BJP has won over 15 seats in the Goa Assembly Elections and is nearing majority mark in early trends in 19 seats.
Independent candidates from Cortalim, Manuel Vaz and Alexio Reginaldo have extended support to BJP, reports ANI news agency.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant managed to retain the Sanquelim seat by margin of around 1,000 votes.
Citing improvement in the COVID-19 situation, the Election Commission on Thursday lifted the ban on victory processions during the counting of votes and declaration of results in the five states where elections were held recently.
Congress leader Michael Lobo said, “We had thought that we will win but we have to accept the people’s mandate. We have got 12 seats, BJP has got 18 seats. We will work strongly as the opposition. Congress will have to work hard to win the confidence of people.”
AAP wins two seats in Goa. "Congratulations and best wishes to Capt Venzy and Er Cruz. Its the beginning of honest politics in Goa," Aam Aadmi Chief Arvind Kejriwal has said.
Dr Chandrakant Shetye, an independent candidate from the Bicholim constituency in Goa has declared support to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has won the Sanquelim Assembly seat.
Atanasio Monserrate, BJP candidate from Panaji said, “disappointed as far as results are concerned. BJP cadre didn’t work for me but for Opposition candidate. I fought BJP and Congress. It’s due to the support of a few workers and supporters that we managed to retain the seat.”
Bharatiya Janata Party leaders to meet Goa Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai today to stake claim for government formation in the state, reports ANI news agency.
Congress leader Michael Lobo leading from Calangute constituency, according to ANI news agency.
Sources from BJP Goa tell CNN-News18 the saffron party is confident of getting a simple majority. “Oath taking will take place likely on March 14.”
In Goa, Congress is leading on 16-17 seats, says Maharashtra minister and Congress leader Satej Patil adding Congress will be the single largest party and “we will seek support in case numbers aren’t enough.”
BJP leader Vishwajit Rane said, “We will sweep this Goa election. People have rejected scamsters, outsiders. They have voted for a party that works for the people of Goa.”
Goa Congress has called for an important meeting at 1 pm in Margao, according to CNN-News18 report. Congress candidates are currently staying in a hotel in Margao and the meeting will take place in the same.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant continues to trail in Saquelim constituency while Congress leader Dharmesh Saglani takes lead from the seat.
Close competition between the BJP and Congress continues as the saffron party leads in 18 assembly seats followed by Congress in 15 contituencies according to News18 data.
Independent candidate Utpal Parrikar, son of late Manohar Parrikar, is trailing in Panaji Assembly seat.
The Congress is catching up to the BJP and is leading in 9 Assembly constituencies. The Grand Old Party needs to maintain the lead in these seats and win nine more seats to make the majority and win the election.
The BJP is now leading in 12 assembly constituencies in Goa, leaving behind Congress which is leading in four seats.
The BJP is leading in eight assembly seats in Goa, followed by the Congress in four constituencies, one seat by the TMC and four independent candidates.
Incumbent Chief Minister Pramod Sawant trailing in Sanquelim assembly constituency.
Bharatiya Janata Party leading in Panaji Assembly constituency in Goa, as per the Election Commission.
Goa Congress is “mulling” to shift their winning candidates out of Goa, according to CNN-News18 report. Earlier in the morning, the Goa Congress had sought an appointment with the Governor at 3PM.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant is leading from Sanquelim constituency, according to News18 reports.
Counting begins for all 40 constituencies in Goa. First to begin with postal ballots.
The strongrooms, where EVMs are kept, have just been opened in the presence of candidates and observers, Collector Ruchika Katiyal told ANI.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant offers prayers at the Shree Datta Mandir in his constituency Sankhalim.
The Goa Congress has sought an appointment with the Governor at 3 pm today, according to reports.
BJP candidates have been asked to remain present at the BJP party office at 4 pm for a closed door meeting.
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis has said that it is “natural” for the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and the BJP to come together to form the government in Goa.
Congress said it is open to forging an alliance with Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) and even promised ministry to Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).