News Desk, Amar Ujala, Panaji
Updated Mon, 14 Dec 2020 05:57 PM IST
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In the results announced on Monday, BJP won 32 seats while independents won seven seats. Congress got four seats, MGP three seats, while NCP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had to settle for one seat each.
This is the first time in this coastal state that AAP has won a seat in the elections. The party led by Arvind Kejriwal is aiming to contest most of the seats in the state assembly elections in 2022. There are 40 assembly seats in the state. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant expressed happiness over the BJP’s election performance in rural areas of the state. He said that he bowed before the people of Goa to show confidence in the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Goa government working under his leadership.
Sawant tweeted that while taking this belief and trust forward, let’s shape a superior and self-sufficient Goa. Later addressing the press conference, he said that the rural voters have shown their confidence in the leadership of the BJP and the state government.
He said that in many district panchayat areas, the party won with a ‘big margin’. Goa BJP President Sadanand Shet Tanawade said that these results point towards the party’s support among voters. He said that these results also reveal what will be the outcome of the 2022 Goa Assembly elections. He said that the party will form an absolute majority government in the state.