Congress faces setbacks in Goa

By: | Updated: 06 Mar 2012 03:09 AM


Panaji: Congress
today faced major setbacks in Goa as a number of its stalwarts, including
state chief Subhas Shirodkar and minister Joaquim Aleamo, lost to new
faces fielded by BJP in the Assembly elections.

Congress
candidate from Cuncolim constituency Joaquim Aleamo lost to BJP's
candidate Subhash Naik while Dayanand Narvekar lost to BJP's Glen Ticlo in
Aldona constituency.

In Calangute constituency, BJP's Michael
Lobo won against Congress' Agnelo Fernandes.

Goa Pradesh Congress
Committee President Subhas Shirodkar also suffered a defeat at the hands
of BJP’s Mahadev Naik in Shiroda constituency.

BJP has so far
managed to get seven seats while it is leading in four.Congress has so far
managed to get only two seats that to South Goa.

BJP alliance
partner MGP has gained one seat while its leading in one.Goa Vikas Party
bagged one seat.

Congress alliance partner NCP also suffered
defeat with its candidate and sitting MLA Nilkhant Halarnkar losing to
MGP's Kiran Kandolakar from Tivim constituency.

Meanwhile, Former
tourism minister and Goa Vikas Party candidate Franciso Pacheco has won in
Nuvem, where he defeated Congress candidate Alexio Sequeira.

Pacheco
had contested from Benaulim constituency in 2007 on NCP ticket.

In
Fatorda constituency, independent candidate Vijay Sardesai won against BJP
candidate. Naresh Sawal defeated Congress candidate in Bicholim
constituency.





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First Published: 06 Mar 2012 03:09 AM
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