Panaji, Feb 4: A 78-year-old man died after suffering a cardiac arrest outside a polling booth in Panaji, officials said on Saturday.
Speaking to reporters, District Magistrate Nila Mohanan said that the deceased, Leslie Saldanha, was rushed to a private hospital by the staff where he was pronounced dead.
Polling for the 40-member Goa legislative assembly began at 7 am on Saturday.
The BJP is contesting 36 seats and supporting four independents in Goa, while the Congress is contesting polls in the coastal state in 38 seats. The AAP has fielded its candidates in 39 seats, while the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party-Goa Suraksha Manch-Shiv Sena alliance is contesting 28 of the state's 40 seats.