Goa Polls 2022: With Goa reporting a high voter turnout in Assembly elections held on Monday, the Congress party in the state exuded confidence in the formation of a government with a full majority.
According to official data of the CEO (Chief Electoral Officer), Goa achieved a voter turnout of 78.94% in polling for the 40 assembly seats. The highest and lowest voter turnout was recorded in the Sanquelim constituency with 89.61% and Benaulim with 70.2% respectively.
The smallest state in the country Goa has only two districts – North Goa and South Goa. North Goa registered a maximum turnout of 79% while South Goa at 78%. With these numbers, the Congress party assessed the political situation and results of the state assembly elections.
Analyzing that there is an anti-incumbency wave in the BJP-ruled state, the AICC (All India Congress Committee) in charge of Goa said, “People want BJP out”.
He further stated that the highest voter turnout in Sanquelim, where BJP had fielded CM Pramod Sawant, is due to the people’s anger against him.
Congress had fielded Dharmesh Saglani against Pramod Sawant, who has won from the Sanquelim seat twice. Sawant lost the 2008 by-polls from Pale but went on to win from the Sanquelim or Sankhali seat in 2012 and 2017.
Congress party is fighting the Goa Assembly elections in alliance with GFP (Goa Forward Party).