GOA ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2022: CONSTITUENCIES]
The Congress, the AAP, and the Trinamool Congress-MGP combine were among the challengers to the ruling BJP.
In 2017 Goa assembly polls, the Congress had won 17 seats, becoming the single-largest party. The BJP had won 13 seats. However, defections turned tables in the favour of the BJP later. This time, the Congress made its candidates take an oath of loyalty.
For the first time in two decades, the BJP contested the Goa polls without Manohar Parrikar who died in 2019. His son Utpal Parrikar contested from Panjim, after he was denied ticket by the BJP, and the opposition parties had latched on to the issue.
Margao witnessed another interesting poll battle between former chief minister Digambar Kamat and state minister Manohar Ajagaonkar.
Goa poll results were declared on March 10.
All Constituencies (40)
- St. Andre
- St. Cruz
Goa Election 2022]
- Daughter of former chief minister of Uttarakhand Major General (Retd) Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, Ritu Khanduri won the 2022 assembly elections by defeating Congress' Surendra Singh Negi from the Kotdwar seat by a margin of 3,687 votes.
- Known as a prominent Brahmin leader, Brajesh Pathak joined the BJP in 2017 after quitting Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party. He won from Lucknow Cantt seat in both 2017 and 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
- Yogi Adityanath swearing-in: Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brijesh Pathak were sworn in as the UP CM's deputies.
- The announcement was made after the BJP held the much-awaited legislature party meeting. This will be the third straight term of BJP in Goa and the second term for Sawant