Goa Assembly elections likely between 11 and 18 December: State Chief Electoral Office

Panaji: The Chief Electoral Office of Goa has proposed that the State Legislative Assembly elections can be held from 11 to 18 December as the current term gets over in March next year.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"We have submitted the proposal listing December 11-18 as the dates to hold the election. It is for the Election Commission of India to approve the proposal," said a senior official from Goa CEO office.

The current legislative assembly with 40 members was formed in March, 2012.

Goa CEO has suggested that the assembly elections can be held along with four other states- Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Goa dates are recommended considering Christmas holidays and examinations of college and schools in January and March, coming year.

The ECI has already reviewed the electoral roll for the state which has 10,84,271 eligible voters.

The term of current assembly is getting over on 3 March, 2017 before which fresh elections will have to be held.

The 2012 election saw BJP winning a handsome majority. The BJP had won total 21 seats while MGP had gained three, Goa Vikas Party (GVP) two legislators, Congress nine members and five independents.


Updated Date: Jan 28, 2016 12:41 PM

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