GOA ELECTION RESULTS 2017
*Hung assembly in Goa; Congress, BJP in race for next government
The Congress emerged as the single largest party in Goa, relegating the BJP to the second position in Assembly polls which threw up a hung house .
The Congress won 17 seats in the 40-member house, while the BJP bagged 13. The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and the independents won three seats each, while the NCP bagged one.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the party is in the “best position” to form the government and it could do so by roping in smaller parties. “In the situation of a fractured mandate, everyone is in the run to form the government. We are also there. If BJP acts like a core group and brings together smaller parties, we can still give a stable government,” Parrikar said.
* Goa sees maximum voters going for NOTA
Goa has come up on top when it comes to voters hitting the NOTA button+ . In Goa, 1.2 per cent of the voters chose NOTA (None of the Above), latest data available with the Election Commission of India showed.