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In Goa, BJP gets 32.5 per cent votes, Congress 28.4 per cent votes

BJP won in 13 seats, falling eight short of getting the absolute majority.

Published: 12th March 2017 01:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th March 2017 01:16 AM   |  A+A-

Congress party supporters. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

PANAJI: BJP may not have emerged as the single largest party in Goa but was successful in securing a maximum of 32.5 per cent of the total votes.     

As per the data released by the Election Commission, the Congress, which bagged 17 seats to become the single largest party, secured 28.4 per cent of the total votes.   

BJP won in 13 seats, falling eight short of getting the absolute majority.     

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, which won in three seats, polled 11.3 per cent of the total votes, the data revealed.     

1.2 per cent people opted for NOTA.     

"Goa has the highest NOTA percentage among all the five states which went to polls," Goa's Chief Electoral Officer Kunal said here.   

Aam Aadmi Party was unable to open its account in the coastal state but polled 6.3 per cent of the total votes, while Independent candidates polled 11.1 per cent votes.   

Goa Forward Party, which bagged three seats, polled 3.5 per cent votes, while NCP which won one seat was able to get 2.3 per cent of the total votes.     

Subhash Velingkar-led Goa Suraksha Manch, which drew a blank, polled 1.2 per cent votes. United Goans Party, which also did not win a single seat, polled one per cent votes while Goa Su-Raj Party's share was 0.6 per cent.     

Goa Vikas Party, which too drew a blank, had a share of 0.6 per cent votes.



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