2017 Goa Legislative Assembly election

The Goa Legislative Assembly election, 2017 was held on February 4, 2017 to elect the 40 members of the Goa Legislative Assembly, as the term of current Legislative Assembly ends on March 18, 2017.[1][2] VVPAT-fitted EVMs was used in entire Goa state in the 2017 elections, which was the first time that an entire state in India saw the implementation of VVPAT.[3][4][5]

2017 Goa legislative assembly election

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All 40 seats in Goa Legislative Assembly
21 seats needed for a majority
Turnout82.56% Decrease 0.38%
  First party Second party Third party
  Hand INC.svg Indian Election Symbol Lion.png
Leader Pratapsingh Rane Laxmikant Parsekar Sudin Dhavalikar
Party INC BJP MGP
Alliance NDA NDA
Leader's seat Poriem Mandrem
(lost)
Marcaim
Last election 9 21 3
Seats won 17 13 3
Seat change Increase 8 Decrease 8 Steady
Popular vote 259,758 297,588 103,290
Percentage 28.4% 32.5% 11.3%

  Fourth party
 
Leader Vijai Sardesai
Party GFP
Alliance NDA
Leader's seat Fatorda
Last election Party Established
Seats won 3
Seat change Increase 3
Popular vote 31,900
Percentage 3.5%

Wahlkreise zur Vidhan Sabha von Goa.svg
Election Map (by Constituencies)

Chief Minister before election

Laxmikant Parsekar
Bharatiya Janata Party

Elected Chief Minister

Manohar Parrikar(died on 17 March 2019), succeeded by Pramod Sawant
Bharatiya Janata Party

2017 Goa Assembly Election Reulsts

BackgroundEdit

The term of the Legislative Assembly ended on March 18, 2017.[2] The last election had resulted in a 21-seat majority to the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Manohar Parrikar.[6] Parrikar was elected Chief Minister. In 2014, he had to resign due to being nominated as Minister of Defence. Laxmikant Parsekar took oath as Chief Minister as Parrikar's successor.[7][8]

Opinion pollsEdit

Polling firm Date BJP INC AAP Others
HuffPost-CVoter Feb 2017 8 21 2 9
The Week - Hansa Jan 2017 17-19 (18) 11-13 (12) 2-4 (3) 3-5 (4)
Axis - India Today Jan 2017 20-24 (22) 13-15 (14) 2-4 (3) 1-2 (1)
Axis - India Today Oct 2016 17-21 (19) 13-17 (15) 1-3 (2) 3-5 (4)
Kautilya Aug 2016 11 7 14 8
VDP Associates July 2016 22 6 9 3
Polls Average 18 11 6 5

ResultsEdit

Summary of the 4 February 2017 Goa Legislative Assembly election results[9]
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ± % Won +/−
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 297,588 32.5  2.2 13  8
Indian National Congress (INC) 259,758 28.4  2.4 17  8
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MAG) 103,290 11.3  4.6 3  
Independents (IND) 101,922 11.1  5.5 3  2
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 57,420 6.3  6.3 0  
Goa Forward Party (GFP) 31,900 3.5  3.5 3  3
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 20,916 2.3  1.8 1  1
Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) 10,745 1.2  1.2 0  
United Goans Party (UGP) 8,563 0.9  0.9 0  
Goa Vikas Party (GVP) 5,379 0.6  2.9 0  2
Others 7,816 0.9  2.9 0  
None of the Above (NOTA) 10,919 1.2  1.2 N/A
Total 916,216 100.00 40 ±0

Results by constituencyEdit

The following is the list of winning MLAs in the election.[10]

No. Constituency Winner Party Margin Remark
1 Mandrem Dayanand Sopte

(Resigned)

INC 4974
2 Pernem Manohar Ajgaonkar MGP 6030 Joined BJP in 2019
3 Bicholim Rajesh Patnekar BJP 666
4 Tivim Nilkanth Halarnkar INC 795 Joined BJP in 2019
5 Mapusa Francis D'Souza BJP 6828 Expired
6 Siolim Vinoda Paliencar GFP 1441
7 Saligao Jayesh Salgaonkar GFP 2137
8 Calangute Michael Lobo BJP 3825
9 Porvorim Rohan Khaunte IND 4213
10 Aldona Glenn Ticlo BJP 4456
11 Panaji Siddharth Kunkolienkar BJP 1069 Resigned for Manohar Parrikar
12 Taleigao Jennifer Monserrate INC 2855 Joined BJP in 2019
13 St. Cruz Antonio Fernandes INC 642 Joined BJP in 2019
14 St. Andre Francisco Silveira INC 5070 Joined BJP in 2019
15 Cumbarjua Pandurang Madkaikar BJP 8434
16 Maem Pravin Zantye BJP 4974
17 Sanquelim Pramod Sawant BJP 2131
18 Poriem Pratapsingh Rane INC 4066
19 Valpoi Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane INC 5678 Joined BJP and re-elected
20 Priol Govind Gaude IND 4686
21 Ponda Ravi Naik INC 3010
22 Shiroda Subhash Shirodkar INC 4870 Joined BJP and re-elected
23 Marcaim Sudin Dhavalikar MGP 13680
24 Mormugao Milind Naik BJP 140
25 Vasco da Gama Carlos Almeida BJP 1351
26 Dabolim Mauvin Godinho BJP 2494
27 Cortalim Alina Saldanha BJP 518
28 Nuvem Wilfred Dsa INC 5660 Joined BJP in 2019
29 Curotirm Aleixo Lourenco INC 7697
30 Fatorda Vijai Sardesai GFP 1334
31 Margao Digambar Kamat INC 4176
32 Benaulim Churchill Alemao NCP 5191
33 Navelim Luizinho Faleiro INC 2478
34 Cuncolim Clafasio Dias INC 33 Joined BJP in 2019
35 Velim Filipe Nery Rodrigues INC 5253 Joined BJP in 2019
36 Quepem Chandrakant Kavlekar INC 2592 Joined BJP in 2019
37 Curchorem Nilesh Cabral BJP 9088
38 Sanvordem Deepak Pauskar MGP 5221 Joined BJP in 2019
39 Sanguem Prasad Gaonkar IND 937
40 Canacona Isidore Fernandes INC 2108 Joined BJP in 2019

By-electionsEdit

No. Constituency Winner Party Margin
1 Panaji Manohar Parrikar BJP 4803
2 Valpoi Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane BJP 5678
3 Mandrem Atanasio Monserrate INC 1758
4 Mapusa Joshua D'Souza BJP 1151
5 Shiroda Subhash Shirodkar BJP 4870

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Announcement: Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Terms of the Houses". eci.nic.in. Election Commission of India/National Informatics Centre. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "AnnexureVI VVPAT Page 24" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Poll panel to introduce paper trail for Goa polls".
  5. ^ An election of many firsts
  6. ^ Prakash Kamat (March 7, 2012). "Riding anti-incumbency wave, BJP storms to power in Goa". The Hindu. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  7. ^ "Manohar Parrikar gets defence, Suresh Prabhu becomes new railway minister". India Today. November 9, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  8. ^ "Meet Laxmikant Parsekar: Goa's new chief minister, a BJP loyalist". Firstpost. November 9, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  9. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/archiveofge2017/Goa/05.Performance%20of%20Political%20Parties.pdf
  10. ^ "List of Successful Candidates" (Xlsx). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 April 2017.

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