Along with Uttarakhand and Punjab the coastal state of Goa will also hold elections in one phase on February 14th. Currently under BJP’s rule, Goa will witness the same format for the elections just like last time but this time Goa too will be a cage fight between BJP, Congress, Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Aam Aadmi Party.
40 constituencies will have the voting and the counting will take place on 10th March 2022. The issue of notification will be on January 21 and the last date to file the nomination will be on January 28. The scrutiny of nomination is listed on January 29 and the last date of withdrawal of Candidature is January 31.
It is said that the Goa assembly elections will be a hard battle because last time the Congress won 17 out of 40 assembly constituencies while BJP bagged 13 out of the 40, but they lost out on forming the government. Therefore BJP will be trying to hold their seats against Congress but this time the freshers TMC and AAP will also pose a threat. BJP will be represented by the current Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, while Congress has shook hands with the Goa Forward Party. The TMC has nominated Luizinho Faleiro as its candidate who is also the former Goa CM.
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