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Goa Election Results 2017: Congress, BJP Neck-and Neck; CM Laxmikant Parsekar Loses | March 12, 2017, 12:01 AM IST
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MCD Results 2017

BJP may not have emerged as the single largest party in Goa but was successful in securing a maximum of 32.5 per cent of the total votes.

As per the data released by the Election Commission, the Congress, which bagged 17 seats to become the single largest party, secured 28.4 per cent of the total votes.

BJP won in 13 seats, falling eight short of getting the absolute majority.

As it happened.
Mar 11, 2017 6:59 pm (IST)

In terms of percentage, we have got 5% more votes than congress: Manohar Parrikar

Mar 11, 2017 6:49 pm (IST)

Mandate is fractured, no party has the mandate: Manohar Parrikar

Mar 11, 2017 6:49 pm (IST)

Goa BJP press conference. (Photo credit: Jayanta Kar/ Network18)

Mar 11, 2017 6:47 pm (IST)

We have accepted the people’s mandate. We have not been given mandate but nor has any other party. Our vote share is 33 percent compared to the congress’s 27 percent. Instability will be a setback to Goa and we fear Goa will be pushed back by 10 years: Laxmikant Parsekar, Goa CM

Mar 11, 2017 6:18 pm (IST)

This election goes far beyond the state level. Many factors played here. The credibility of PM Modi had a major role to play: Arun Jaitley

Mar 11, 2017 6:05 pm (IST)

Laxmikant Parsekar submits resignation to Governor from position of Goa CM (credit: ANI)

Mar 11, 2017 5:50 pm (IST)

Owaisi: PM Modi&

Mar 11, 2017 4:07 pm (IST)

Results and trends from Goa at 4pm

Mar 11, 2017 3:43 pm (IST)

Amit Shah is now taking questions. The first and obvious one is on BSP chief Mayawati’s allegations of EVM tampering. “I can understand her situation,” he says

Mar 11, 2017 3:43 pm (IST)

Amit Shah talks about Congress pocket-boroughs of Amethi and Rae Bareli, says the BJP has performed well in these Lok Sabha constituencies

Mar 11, 2017 3:42 pm (IST)

I assure that we fulfil all promises we made in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur: Amit Shah

Mar 11, 2017 3:42 pm (IST)

We had maintained that India cannot reach double-digit growth till UP grows in double digits. The BJP will form government in UP, this will be possible now: Amit Shah

Mar 11, 2017 3:40 pm (IST)

UP and Uttarakhand result has proven wrong dynasty politics and caste and  religion-based politics, says BJP chief

Mar 11, 2017 3:39 pm (IST)

The result is a resounding reply to the Opposition which made personal attacks and accusations against the PM during campaigning, says Amit Shah

Mar 11, 2017 3:38 pm (IST)

Amit Shah dedicates the win to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Demonetisation, Ujjwala gas scheme, gareeb kalyan yojana and electrification programme helped the party win, he says

Mar 11, 2017 3:36 pm (IST)

Amit Shah thanks party workers across the nation. In Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the BJP has secured almost three-fourth majority. In Goa and Manipur, we are comfortably placed to form the government. This is the people’s win, says Amit Shah

Mar 11, 2017 3:35 pm (IST)

The results are encouraging for the BJP. Our party will form the governments in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur. We lost in Punjab but our alliance with the Akali Dal won 30% votes, says Amit Shah

Mar 11, 2017 3:33 pm (IST)

Amit Shah brings PM Modi’s ‘mitron’ back

Mar 11, 2017 3:10 pm (IST)

Goa results and leads at 3pm

Mar 11, 2017 2:37 pm (IST)

Trends from Goa at 2:30pm

Mar 11, 2017 2:31 pm (IST)

QUICK RECAP | The BJP is headed for a stunning victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and is locked in a close contest in Goa and Manipur with the Congress. The latter has won Punjab where it was certain to form the government. Celebrations are underway outside BJP offices in Lucknow and Dehradun. BSP chief Mayawati has accused the saffron party of tampering with EMVs. She has written to the Election Commission, demanding repolling on ballot papers

Mar 11, 2017 2:07 pm (IST)

Trends from Goa at 2pm

Mar 11, 2017 1:24 pm (IST)
Candidate Watch | Former Goa CM Digambar Kamat wins from Margao seat
Mar 11, 2017 1:19 pm (IST)

These elections were pitched as a referendum on the Modi government’s demonetisation move and as a trailer to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Mar 11, 2017 1:16 pm (IST)

The picture is quite clear now: It’s the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and the Congress in Punjab. The two states that might throw up a hung verdict are Manipur and Goa. In Manipur, the Congress and the BJP are neck-and-neck with 17 seats each in the 60-seat Assembly. In Goa, incumbent CM Laxmikant Parsekar lost his Mandrem seat. The Congress and the BJP are leading on 10 seats each

Mar 11, 2017 12:57 pm (IST)

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar loses from Mandrem seat

Mar 11, 2017 12:08 pm (IST)
Goa update | It’s neck-and-neck in Goa. The Congress is leading on nine seats, the BJP on eight and Others on five. Incumbent CM Laxmikant Parsekar has lost from Mandrem
Mar 11, 2017 11:48 am (IST)

Anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila, who ended her 16-year fast in 2016, won just 90 seats, losing her deposit as well

Mar 11, 2017 11:42 am (IST)

Trends from Goa at 11:30am

Mar 11, 2017 11:40 am (IST)

BREAKING | Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar loses from Mandrem seat

Mar 11, 2017 10:39 am (IST)

Trends from Goa at 10:30am

Mar 11, 2017 10:38 am (IST)
Candidate Watch | AAP’s Elvis Gomes trailing from Cuncolim seat
Mar 11, 2017 10:34 am (IST)
Candidate Watch | Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar is trailing in Mandrem
Mar 11, 2017 10:26 am (IST)
Goa update | Trends out for 19 seats. Congress leading on eight, the BJP on five. Others on five
Mar 11, 2017 10:11 am (IST)

Trends from Goa at 10am

Mar 11, 2017 10:09 am (IST)

BREAKING | Anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila loses to three-time CM Okram Ibobi Singh from Thoubal constituency in Manipur

Mar 11, 2017 9:38 am (IST)
Goa update | The Congress leading on six seats, the BJP on four and Others on two
Mar 11, 2017 9:37 am (IST)

Trends from Goa at 9:30am

Mar 11, 2017 9:11 am (IST)

Trends from Goa at 9am

Mar 11, 2017 8:29 am (IST)

The scene outside AAP headquarters in New Delhi. The party has made its electoral debut in Goa and Punjab. As counting began, its leaders Sanjay Singh and Kumar Vishwas say Gujarat, which goes to the polls next year, is its next destination

Mar 11, 2017 8:28 am (IST)

Counting is underway across Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand. Postal ballots are counted first

Mar 11, 2017 8:08 am (IST)

The mood at Congress headquarters in New Delhi. (Chandan Singh/Network18)

Mar 11, 2017 8:02 am (IST)


Mar 11, 2017 7:35 am (IST)

The Goa Election Results will throw up a tricky situation for the BJP if the party wins the coastal state. It has not projected incumbent CM Laxmikant Parsekar as the CM. It has hinted at Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s return to state politics, but he has denied the buzz

Mar 11, 2017 7:22 am (IST)

Counting for Assembly Elections 2017 will begin at 8am. Trends of the election results are likely expected by noon

Mar 11, 2017 7:22 am (IST)

The Electoral Commissioner of Mauritius is in Goa to witness the counting process. He is leading a two-member delegation

Mar 11, 2017 6:31 am (IST)

In the coastal state of Goa, the BJP has been projected to be within touching distance of the halfway mark of 21. The party has not projected incumbent Laxmikant Parsekar as the CM face. Its senior leaders have instead hinted at the return of Defence Minister and former CM Manohar Parrikar to state politics

Mar 11, 2017 6:15 am (IST)

Elaborate security arrangements have been made in the five states. The Election Commission has barred the use of mobile phones at counting centres

Mar 11, 2017 6:14 am (IST)

The last month-and-a-half have seen bitter campaigning and robust polling in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. The fates of the candidates will be known today when officials of the Election Commission unbox EVMs to count the votes. Counting is set to begin at 8am

Mar 11, 2017 6:12 am (IST)

Hello and welcome to the live blog of the counting day for Assembly Elections 2017

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