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BJP wins 140 out of 186 seats in Goa Panchayat polls


Elections for the 186 panchayat bodies in Goa were held on August 10.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday won 140 seats out of 186 village panchayats that went to the polls on August 10, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.

The chief minister also welcomed the victorious BJP candidate in the Panchayat elections.

“Elections for the 186 panchayat bodies in Goa were held on August 10. The results were announced and we won over 140 seats. The Assembly, Lok Sabha and now the Panchayat elections, we have exchanged this shows our work. I’m sure the central committee will appreciate it,” Mr. Sawant said.

Goa BJP Chairman Sadanand Shet Tanavade told ANI that this is the first time in Goa Panchayat that one party has won so many seats.

“The first time in the Goa Panchayat elections, a party wins so many seats, this is a historic victory for the BJP,” Tanavade said.

The elections took place on August 10. Goa had reported a turnout of 78.70% in the panchayat elections.

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