Goa Election Results 2017: Here's how the key candidates fared in the state polls

The month-long suspense over the results is finally over in Goa. Many key players were in the fray for the 4 February polls. While the incumbent chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar was fighting for his fourth consecutive victory from Mandrem, senior Cabinet minister Rajendra Arlekar was seeking a re-election from Pernem.

 Goa Election Results 2017: Heres how the key candidates fared in the state polls

File image of Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar. PTI

Senior BJP leaders Francisco D'Souza and tourism minister Dilip Parulekar faced their electoral test in Mapusa and Saligao respectively.

It was a do or die battle for the Dhavlikar brothers-led Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) as they sought a re-election from Marceim (Sudin) and Priol (Madhav).

Senior Congress leaders were also in the fray, including three former chief ministers Digambar Kamat (Margao), Pratapsingh Rane (Poriem) and Ravi Naik (Ponda).

Meanwhile, debutant Aam Aadmi Party's chief ministerial candidate Elvis Gomes was facing his first electoral battle in Cuncolim.

Here is how some of the key candidates fared in their respective seats:

Party Candidate Constituency Result
BJP  Laxmikant Parsekar Mandrem  Lost
BJP Rajendra Arlekar Pernem Lost
BJP Franciso D'Souza Mapusa  Won
BJP Dilip Parulekar Saligao  Lost
BJP Milind Sagun Naik Mormugao Won
BJP Mauvin Heliodoro Godinho Dabolim  Won
BJP Alina Saldanha Cortalim Won
BJP Subhash Alias Rajan K. Naik Cuncolim  Lost
INC Nilkanth Ramnath Halarnkar Tivim  Won
INC  Pratapsingh R Rane Poriem  Won
INC Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane Valpoi Won
INC Ravi Sitaram Naik Ponda  Won
INC Digambar Vasant Kamat Margao  Won
INC  Luizinho Faleiro Navelim Won
NCP Churchill Alemao Benaulim Won
MGP Pandurang Alias Deepak Madhav Dhavalikar Priol  Lost
MGP Ramkrishna Alias Sudin Dhavalikar Marcaim Won
AAP Devendra Krishnaji Prabhu Parsekar Desai Mandrem  Lost
AAP  Elvis Gomes Cuncolim  Lost
AAP Sandesh Telekar Canacona  Lost
AAP Giovanni Karl Vaz Mormugao  Lost
AAP Valmiki Naik Panaji  Lost
AAP Olencio Simoes Cortalim  Lost
AAP Santosh Raiturkar Margao  Lost

In the 2012 election, the BJP in alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) had won comfortably by defeating the Congress in 24 out of 40 seats. BJP won 21 seats while the MGP won three seats. The Congress won nine seats with NCP. BJP MLA Frances D Souza won with maximum margin of votes. Goa Vikas Party and Independents managed two and five seats respectively.

The exit polls that came out on 9 March had predicted that the ruling BJP may end up forming the government for the second consecutive time.

For live updates on Goa election results here.

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Updated Date: Mar 11, 2017 15:27:33 IST