Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins Panaji Assembly by-election by 4,803 votes

28 August 2017, 10:12 AM
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins Panaji Assembly by-election by 4,803 votes
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins Panaji Assembly by-election by 4,803 votes

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday won the Panaji Assembly by-election, defeating his nearest rival, Girish Chodankar of the Congress, by 4,803 votes.

Parrikar polled 9,862 votes against 5,059 by Chodankar.  Goa Suraksha Manch president Anand Shirodkar polled only 220 votes, while 301 people pressed ‘None of The Above (NOTA) button.

The polling was held on August 23.  Parrikar was sworn in as the chief minister in March 2017 after the BJP formed a coalition government with Goa Forward Party, MGP and independents.

Follow live updates on by-poll counting in Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi here

First Published: Monday, August 28, 2017 10:10 AM
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