Congress wins Goa by-poll
Panaji: Congress candidate Vishwajeet Rane Thursday won the Valpoi legislative assembly by-poll, defeating his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opponent by a margin of over 8,000 votes.
Rane, a cabinet minister in the Congress-led coalition government in Goa, got 11,642 votes while BJP`s Santosh Haldankar received only 3,237 votes.
The by-poll, held Oct 18, was necessitated after Rane, who was an independent legislator, joined the Congress a couple of months back.
Thursday`s victory took the Congress tally in the 40-member Goa legislative assembly to 20, while the BJP has 14 legislators, Nationalist Congress Party three legislators, and others three.
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