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Goa Municipal Election Results 2021: BJP wins five municipalities, Congress bags one

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Panaji, Mar 22: In yet another stellar performance in the local body elections, the ruling BJP on Monday won majority in five out of six municipal councils in Goa where elections were held on March 20.

Pramod Sawant

BJP-backed panels have won Canacona, Curchorem, Bicholim, Valpoi and Pernem municipal councils, while a Congress-led panel won majority only in Cuncolim municipal council.

The party also won majority in the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) where election was held on the same day, poll officials said.

While the elections were not fought on party lines, the BJP as well as the Congress had fielded panels led by their members.

Panaji MLA and BJP leader Atanasio Monserratte''s panel won 25 out of 30 seats in the CCP which governs the state capital.

Modi hails BJP's win in Goa municipal elections

Hailing the BJP's win in the Goa municipal elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the results show the people's appreciation towards the party's development agenda.

Modi in a tweet said, "Thank you Goa for the continuous support to BJP. The results of the Municipal Elections 2021 show the people's appreciation towards our Party's development agenda."

"I laud all hardworking BJP Karyakartas who went among people and worked hard during the campaign," he said.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said people have once again placed their faith in the BJP.

"Though the elections were not fought on party lines, the panels fielded by the party won with majority," he said, adding that the BJP will form ruling bodies in all these municipal councils and the CCP.

Nearly 83 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the Gia local body polls which were held on March 20. The six municipal councils that went to polls are Canacona, Curchorem-Cacora, Bicholim, Cuncolim, Valpoi and Pernem.

Byelections to 18 different wards of village panchayat and the Navelim zilla panchayat constituency was also held. While, the CCP recorded the lowest voter turnout at 70.19 per cent. The Pernem municipal council recorded highest polling at 91.02 per cent.

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