Goa Elections 2017: Single Phase Polls to be Held Among 7 Parties

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Goa Elections 2017

The assembly elections for Goa are drawing close to its date; the State is geared up to vote the deserving candidate in upcoming Goa Elections 2017 to be held on 4th February. Ruling party BJP won the elections in 2012 thus making Shri Laxmikant Yeshwant Parsekar it’s 12th Chief Minister of Goa. Bharatiya Janta Party and Congress turning out to be two largest parties in the State, BJP recently merged with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) eventually making Shri Manohar Parrikar, the next face of CM in Goa Elections 2017.

Apart from forming, one of the largest parties in Goa, Congress, too, has a strong hold over the State as it was previously a ruling party in 2007 making Digambar Kamat, the CM of the State. In the upcoming Goa Elections 2017, the inclusion of several new parties such as Shiv Sena, NCP, Goa Vikas Party, Goa Suraksha Manch, AAP, MGP, and Awaaz-e-Punjab will compete in the assembly elections henceforth making it much intriguing for the public.

Scattered in 40 constituencies, few of the minor parties are heading towards forming alliances such as Shiv Sena with Goa Suraksha Manch, BJP merging with MGP, NCP connected with Awaaz-e-Punjab, etc. the parties are trying best to put the best foot forward before Goa Elections 2017. However, it’s Congress, BJP, and AAP who have introduced 36 candidates out of 40 in contesting in all the constituencies. Also, the merger of Shiv Sena and Goa Suraksha Party will help both to contest in at least 15 constituencies.

BJP has made Manohar Parrikar it’s CM face with present CM Parsekar and Dy CM Arlekar contesting from Mandrem and Pernem, respectively. Apart from these two areas, constituencies like Mapusa, Saligao, Calangute, Panaji, St. Cruz, St Andre, Siroda, Marcaim, Dabolim, Vasco-De-Gama, Quepem, etc. look forward to the tough competition.

Congress is the only party which has introduced 40 candidates for all the constituencies beginning right from Mandrem, Pernem to Sanguem and Canacona. Believing firmly to sweep Goa Elections 2017, the party has denied merger with another party or front so as to stay intact for the single-phase polls to be held on 4th February.  The party has put Dayanand Sopte as the face of Chief Minister in Goa thus giving jittering competition to Parsekar.

AAP, considerably a new name and party for the State, it has surprisingly introduced 36 candidates from 40 constituencies thus covering up areas like Cuncolim, Saligao, Quepem, St. Andre, Dabolim, and so on. The party has put former bureaucrat Elvis Gomes as its CM candidate contesting from Cuncolim wherein Devendra Prabhudesai from Mandrem is all set to face-off against present CM Parsekar.

Shiv Sena has given a list of 4 candidates belonging to Mapusa, Curtorim, etc. forming an alliance with Goa Suraksha Manch, which recently announced a list of 7 candidates belonging to Quepem, Calangute, and so on. Apart from them, NCP is set to contest in assembly elections of Goa with 5 candidates from several constituencies.

BJP along with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) dominating the list of candidates in the upcoming Goa Elections 2017, it’s Congress who is rolling its sleeves to give them a neck-to-neck face-off. However, not at all underrating the increasing popularity of AAP, it might be possible that entirely new party may form government thus winning with majority seats in Goa.

The upcoming elections highly depend on the image set in front of 1,500,000 public as the current government gets ready to stage the polls. The State is now in the midst of alert as all wine shops, bars, restaurants, etc. tend to be shut down by 11:00 p.m. with the announcement of Dry-Day from February 2nd to 5th due to Goa Elections 2017. In fact, the rules were confiscated way ahead of the polls from January 6 so as to maintain law and order in State.

A Huge amount of revenue generation from Tourism department places popular for the tour has been in low profile as administration try to settle at least risk-taking scenarios ahead of the assembly polls. All type of campaigning ends at 5:00 p.m. sharp as Centre gives more than 48 hours to decide who deserves to be the next CM after Goa Elections 2017.

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