Goa's ruling Congress was trailing with two seats as opposed to the
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that was leading in nine seats as vote
counting got underway on Tuesday. After an hour of counting, both parties
had bagged one seat each in the 40-member Assembly.
Congress' Mauvin Godinho won the Dabolim seat by a margin of around 1,000
votes, while Milind Naik of the BJP bagged the Mormugao seat with a 2,000
The United Goans Democratic Party (UGDP) and the Goa Vikas party (GVP)
were leading in two seats, while Independent candidates were ahead in one
Goa voted on March 3 for a 40-member Assembly.