Poll results expected by 11 am

PTI, PANAJI | 05 March 2012 23:47 IST

The counting of votes for the Goa assembly elections would take place on Tuesday at two places and the results would be out by 10 am to 11 am, officials said on Monday.

The counting for 23 constituencies in North Goa would be held at VM Salgaoncar college of Law near Miramar beach while for 17 constituencies, it would be at Kare college of Law in Margao.

The counting will start by 8 am at these two centres which are currently heavily guarded.

All the 1600 EVMs were shifted to these two venues on Sunday amid tight security, according to officials.

The March 3 polls saw unprecedented response from the people with total voting touching historic 81 per cent mark surpassing the previous high of little over 71 per cent reached in 2007.

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Working President Francisco Sardinha said that the party’s campaign during the polls resulted in people coming out in large number, adding that voters were angry with the negative campaigning by BJP.

The BJP spokesman Vishnu Wagh, however, maintained that the large turnout of voters would favour the BJP-Maharashtrawadi Gomantak party alliance.

Congress has contested 33 out of a total of 40 seats, BJP - 28, NCP - 7, MGP- 8, Goa Vikas party - 11 and Trinamool Congress party - 21 seats.

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BJP has given strong strock to Congress and showed

the one way ticket.. All family like Churchill Alemao ,

Ravi Naik, and so on. Family business in politics are

over, Now Mr. Manohar have to open all illegal files

dealiing in criminal etc.

- Sanjay Kumar, Goa | 06 th March 2012 18:55

 

Election results indicate good lesson for Congress.

Congress done big mistake selecting criminal,

goonda lllegal business in Goa. This is good example

to Sonia Gandhi the people of Goa fedup with her party

function in Goa. Bravo lets give chance to BJP to form

next clean government.

- Domnick , Goa | 06 th March 2012 13:45

 

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