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BJP wins simple majority in Goa

PANAJI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday won a simple majority in the Goa assembly elections with 21 seats, and was poised to form the government with alliance partner Maharashtrawadi

Published: 06th March 2012 09:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:30 PM   |  A+A-

PANAJI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday won a simple majority in the Goa assembly elections with 21 seats, and was poised to form the government with alliance partner Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP).

The combine trounced the ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance in the 40-member Goa legislative assembly.

While the BJP won 21 seats, its partner MGP won three seats.

This is the first time that the BJP has won a simple majority in assembly polls here.

The regional Goa Vikas Party (GVP) has won two seats, while five independents have emerged victorious.

Goa voted March 3 for its 40-member assembly.



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