Lok Sabha elections 2014: Goa —State Profile

Tarun Khanna

  • Goa, which became the 25th state of India in 1987, represents two constituencies in Lok Sabha, North Goa and South Goa. Both the constituencies belong to General category.

  • In 2009 Lok Sabha elections, both the BJP and the Congress won 1 seat each from the state. While BJP’s Shripad Yesso Naik won from North Goa, Congress’ Cosme Francisco Caitano Sardinha won from South Goa.

  • The important parties in the state are BJP, NCP, Congress, Maharashtrawadi Gamonatak Party, United Goans Democratic Party and Goa Vikas Party. Being a small Assembly, even a swing of a few seats changes the equation in the state quite drastically.

  • After the Assembly elections in Goa in 2012, the Bharatiya Janata Party along with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party came together to form the government. They had a clear majority and BJP leader Manohar Parrikar was nominated as the Chief Minister.

  • Out of 40 Assembly seats, BJP won 21 seats, INC won 9 seats, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak won 3 seats, Goa Vikas Party won 2 seats and 5 seats went to independent candidates.

  • BJP’s Manohar Parrikar is the Chief Minister of the State.

  • 2014 General Elections in the state are scheduled to be held on April 17.

    First Published: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 17:17
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