Current term of Goa Assembly is valid till 18.03.2017, therefore elections for next assembly are due in the beginning of 2017. Election Commission has declared the notification for elections. Total five states of India will see election in first quarter of 2017. Other four states are Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand. Goa voting date is 04 February, 2017. As there are a small number of constituencies in the state, voting will be carried out in one phase. The Goa election results will be declared on 11 March. Counting of votes will be carried out on the same day. Main parties contesting in these elections are BJP, Congress, AAP, Goa Vikas Party (GVP) and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP).

Goa is the smallest state of India and it has 40 legislative assembly seats. Legislator's Day is celebrated in Goa every year on 9th January. In 2012 elections, results of Goa elections came in the favour of BJP and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak alliance. The alliance managed to win with a good margin. Manohar Parrikar was appointed as new Chief Minister of the state.

Goa Election Updates

Voting in Goa has finished recently, on 04 February 2017. In Margao constituency, re-polling was conducted on 7th February. Overall voter turnout was very impressive this year, with 83% people coming out of their houses to cast their votes. In North Goa, 84% voter turnout was recorded by election commission of India. South Goa recorded less voting percentage, 81.5%. These figures are very pleasant, and shows that voters of Goa are very aware.

Political Facts about Goa

Goa Political Facts 
Parlimentary Constituencies2
Assembly Constituencies40
Rajya Sabha Seat1
Ruling PartyBhartiya Janta Party (BJP)
Opposition PartyIndian National Congress (INC)
Current Chief MinisterLaxmikant Parsekar, BJP
Leader of the HouseLaxmikant Parsekar, BJP
Leader of OppositionPratapsingh Rane, INC
Current Term of Goa Assembly19 March 2012 to 18 March 2017
GovernorMridula Sinha
Chief Electoral OfficerN.S Navti

Goa Assembly is Unicameral assembly. It has 2 parliamentary constituencies (Lok Sabha Seats) and 40 assembly constituencies (Vidhan Sabha Seats). It has 1 Rajya Sabha seat also.BJP won the 2012 elections with majority in alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak. BJP replaced the incumbent Congress party after 2012 elections.

Goa Election 2017 Date

The election commission has issued notification on 11th January, 2017. All the important dates related to elections were declared in the notification. Parties can make nominations till 18 January. On all the assembly constituencies, voting will take place on 04 February. Votes counting will commence in second week of March and results will be declared on the same day. The election results of Goa will decide the upcoming Chief Minister of the state. Fate of political parties will be seized on 04 February itself. EVM(Electronic Voting Machines) are used in elections in India for carrying out the polls. They will be used in this year and Goa election results will be declared on 11 March, 2017.

Goa Election Schedule 
Issue of Notification11.01.2017 (WED)
Last date for making Nominations18.01.2017 (WED)
Scrutiny of Nominations19.01.2017 (THU)
Last date for withdrawal of candidature21.01.2017 (SAT)
Date of Poll04.02.2017 (SAT)
Date of Counting11.03.2017 (SAT)
Date before which election process shall be completed15.03.2017 (WED)

Goa Opinion Polls Summary

Some of the reputed survey agencies, news channels and pollsters has conducted opinion polls in Goa. According to some of the opinions polls conducted by reputed survey agencies, BJP might score their consecutive win. Congress may have a chance to win seats in double digits but getting majority looks like a dream. In Goa assembly elections 2017, AAP is debuting on all 40 assembly seats. As per surveys, they are not likely to win these elections and might end up winning seats in single digits. Whatever the surveys suggest, actual Goa election results can never be completely predicted.

Survey AgencyDateBJPINCAAPOthers
India Today- My AxisOctober 2016 17-2113-172-43-5
Kautilya Survey2016117148
Opinion Poll201622693
Read: Goa Opinion Poll

Goa Assembly Elections 2012 Details

The Goa assembly elections were held on 3 March, 2012. The results were announced 3 days later, on 6th March. People of Goa selected Manohar Parrikar as their new Chief Minister. In the opposition, Congress was led by Digambar Kamat. BJP contested the elections in alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak. BJP won 21 seats and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak party managed to win 3 seats. Congress failed to score high and had to satisfy itself with 9 seats. The 2012 assembly elections saw change of government.

Issues of the state

Elections are fought on main issues of a state, parties tries to convince people while focussing on these issues. Goa is also facing a number of such challenges which are affecting growth and development of the state. One main concern is the number of increasing migrants coming from southern and other parts of the country. People from various states like Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar etc are inhabiting the state. As a result, population has swollen making Goan people’s life difficult. Goa attracts a lot of visitors for across the globe. The state has party and Casio culture which attracts Illegal drug traders. Illegal Drug is another main issue of the state.All the parties will focus on addressing these issues and thus attracting voters.

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Political Parties in Goa

Party Name
Bharatiya Janata Party
Indian National congress
Goa Vikas Party (GVP)
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP)
Aam Aadmi Party (First Election)

Last Updated on 22 February 2017

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