Goa goes to polls in 2022 when the term of the current legislative assembly ends on February 4 2022. In the 2017 elections, the VVPAT fitted EVMs were used for the first time in the entire state.
With 40 seats up for grabs, a party would need 21 to form the government. In the 2012 elections, the BJP led by Manohar Parrikar had won the elections, but in 2014 resigned as CM as he was nominated as Defence Minister. He was succeeded by Laxmikant Parsekar.
In 2017, it was a hung assembly in Goa with the Congress emerging as single largest party with 17 seats. The BJP bagged 13, while the MGP, GFP and independents won three seats each, while the NCP, 1. The BJP however managed to bag the support of the MGP, GFP and two independents to reach the magic number of 21. This saw the return of Parrikar as Chief Minister of Goa. However on March 17 2019, Parrikar passed away, following which Pramod Sawant took as CM.
Can the BJP better its 2017 performance or will the Congress take Goa? Follow our election page closely for the latest on the Goa assembly elections 2022.