Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
1-min read

BJP Indulged in 'Corrupt Practices', Says Congress on Goa Loss

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President Shantaram Naik alleged that official position was used by the two BJP candidates to offer jobs to the voters.


Updated:August 28, 2017, 5:34 PM IST
BJP Indulged in 'Corrupt Practices', Says Congress on Goa Loss
Image for representation only. (Photo: Getty Images)

Panaji: Having lost two seats that went to polls in Goa, the Congress on Monday alleged that the ruling BJP "indulged in corrupt practices."

"The elections are a moral defeat for BJP as their candidates indulged in corrupt practices.  Official position was used by the two candidates to offer jobs to the voters, although BJP might have obtained electoral victory," alleged Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President Shantaram Naik.

The ruling BJP on Monday won the by-elections to two Assembly seats in Goa, with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar emerging victorious from Panaji and health minister Vishwajit Rane from Valpoi.

Naik admitted that his party did not have a base in both these constituencies.

"Congress will strengthen its base in the two constituencies in coming days," added Naik.

Naik further alleged that the "BJP candidates in the two constituencies were holding ministerial posts without being MLAs and they went on showering false promises of jobs misusing their positions."

Rejecting the allegations, Goa BJP General Secretary Sadanand Tanawade told PTI that the Congress' reaction shows their frustration on losing both the seats.

| Edited by: Bijaya Das
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results