Cover Story: Goa

Up in the air

Print edition : March 31, 2017

BJP MLA Pramod Sawant celebrating his victory at Bal Bhavan in Panaji, Goa, on March 11. Photo: Vijay Soneji

A Congress party supporter celebrating his party's victory, at Bal Bhavan in Panaji, Goa, on March 11. Photo: Vijay Soneji

Congress candidate Dayanand Raghunath Sopte. He defeated BJP leader and Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar. Photo: PTI

Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar and Parsekar at a press conference at the BJP headquarters in Panaji after the election results were announced. Photo: Vijay Soneji

Counting in progress at Bal Bhavan on March 11. Although there were just 40 seats, the results took time to come out. Photo: Vijay Soneji

Leader of the Opposition and former Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane and his son Vishwajit Rane, who won from their constituencies of Poriem and Valpor, respectively. Photo: Vijay Soneji

A record voter turnout does not ensure a clear winner in Goa, and both the Congress and the BJP are keen to form the next government.
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