Mandrem Election Results 2017: BJP's Parsekar Loses to Congress Candidate
BJP chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday lost to Congress candidate Dayanand Sopte from the Mandrem constituency by nearly 4000 votes in the Goa 2017 state assembly elections.
BJP chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday lost to Congress candidate Dayanand Sopte from the Mandrem constituency by nearly 4,000 votes in the Goa 2017 state assembly elections.
Sopte got 16,490 votes while his rival Parsekar managed to get 9,371 votes only.
The main candidates from Mandrem were Devendra Krishnaji Prabhu Parsekar Desai (AAP), Laxmikant Parsekar (BJP) and Dayanand Raghunath Sopte (Congress).
In 2012, voters in the coastal state had voted the BJP to power with 21 seats, the majority mark in the 40-seat Assembly. The Congress had won nine seats, while Independents had won five. Two seats were won by others.
This time, the Aam Aadmi Party made its electoral debut in the state, but Exit Polls predicted the party will end up with a single tally count. Most predicted the BJP would emerge as the single-largest party. The saffron party, however, had not projected incumbent Laxmikant Parsekar as the chief ministerial face and instead hinted at Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's return to state politics.
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