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Monday, 5 March 2012

Goa elections 2012 - Results, new government, ministers etc

 BJP/MGP 21+3=24 Cong.9, IND 5, GVP 2 = 40. BJP with MGP and 2 IND  formed Govt.  Parrikar is the new Chief Minister of Goa.

Jai ho Parrikar!

update: 9/3/12
Video - Manohar Parrikar as New Chief Minister of Goa

Video 2 (Parrikar with his 5 Cabinet Ministers taking oath)

See more pics of the ceremony  below (in the end)

People greet Parrikar after winning the election on 6th March
some more pics of Parrikar and Parsekar

Voting held on 3rd March 2012
Counting and results on 6th March 2012

23 seats / contituencies at Salgaocar College of Law, Miramar

and 17 at Damodar / Kare  College, Comba Margao

Total Candidates / Contestants:  215
Total Seats: 40
Results declared so far:  40
Counting started 8am (margao)
No results out yet time now 9.32am
Panjim counting delayed..

Salgaocars college of Law, Miramar

People  greet Mr. Parrikar

Miramar beach circle

more pics at miramar 12.30pm
about 350 meters away from the counting venue

Winners: updated 6pm

1. Mandrem  -  Laxmikant Parsekar  BJP            
2. Pernem - Rajendra Arlekar BJP
3. Bicholim - Naresh Sawal IND
4. Tivim -  Kiran Kandolkar BJP
5. Mapusa - Francis D'Souza BJP
6. Siolim - Dayanand Mandrekar BJP
7. Saligao - Dilip Parulekar BJP
8. Calangute - Michael Lobo BJP
9. Porvorim - Rohan Khaunte IND
10. Aldona  - Glen Ticlo BJP
11. Panaji   - Manohar Parrikar BJP
12. Taleigao - Jenifer Monserat CONG
13. St. Cruz - Babush CONG
14. St. Andre - Vishnu Wagh BJP
15. Cumbarjua - Pandurang Madkaikar CONG

one can get the results sitting at Miramar beach

16. Mayem  - Anant Shet BJP
17. Sanquelim - Pramod Swant BJP
18. Poriem - Pratapsingh Rane CONG
19. Valpoi - Viswajeet Rane CONG
20. Priol - Deepak Davlikar MGP
21. Ponda - Lavoo Memledar MGP
22. Shiroda - Madev Naik BJP
23. Madkai - Sudin Davlikar MGP

one can get the results sitting at Miramar beach

24. Mormugao - Milind Naik BJP
25. Vasco  - Carlos Almeida BJP
26. Dabolim - Mauvin Godinho CONG.
27. Cortalim - Matanhy Saldanha / Alina Saldanha BJP
28. Nuvem - Mickky Pacheco GVP
29. Curtorim - Reginald Lourenco GONG
30. Fatorda - Vijay Sardesai IND
31. Margao - Digambar Kamat CONG
32. Benaulim - Caitano (Caitu) D'silva  GVP
33. Navelim - Avertano Furtado  IND 
34. Cuncolim -  Rajan Naik BJP
35. Velim - Benjamin D'Silva IND
36. Quepem - Chandrakant Kavlekar CONG
37. Curchorem  - Nilesh Cabral  BJP
38. Sanvordem - Ganesh Gaokar BJP
39. Sanguem - Subash Faldesai BJP
40. Canacona - Ramesh Tawadkar BJP

Lost in the election:
Filip Nerie (Forest minister), Aleixo Siqueira (Power minister), Ravi Naik (Home Minister), Dayanand Narvekar, Agnelo Fernandes, Francisco Silveira, Joaquim Alemao (urban development Minister), Churchill Alemao (PWD minister)
Manohar Azgaocar (Sports ministes), Jose Philip (Revenue Minister), Nilkant Harlankar (Tourism Minsters) etc are all sitting Cong. / NCP MLAs LOST

Laxmikant Parsekar after winning

More winners’ pics

New faces


Parsekar - BJP

Deepak Davlikar - MGP

Some pics - Votes Counting venue etc

National media vehicles seen on promenade, market area, Panjim (on the eve)

 (23 constituencies of North Goa)
VM Salgaocars college of Law, Miramar

Whereas, fate of Digambar, Churchill, Mikky, Matanhy, Neri, Joaquim etc
in here Damodar / Kare College, Comba Margao

Results etc

Video at Miramar with Parrikar etc

Post election analysis..

What factors responsible for BJP’s bigger slice of pie?

I think there are not just two or three but many factors that are responsible for BJP’s bigger margin win in the Goa election 2012

Here are some:

1. Same old faces in the Congress (anti-Incumbency)
2. Family Raj such as Alemaos etc
3. Infighting – Leadership crises, threats, supremacy, pressure tactics, bullying, factions etc within the party
3. Rampant Corruption such as 20% cut, jobs sale etc etc
4. Destruction of Goa and other illegal activities such
as mining, land conversion scams
5. Failure of Goa Policing machinery due to political interferences etc
6. Unsolved garbage problems etc
7. Church’s or priests’ soften approach this time
8. Social networking such as Facebook, Twitter, including youtube by friends, supporters, wellwishers etc
9. Party’s tempting manifesto including newspaper FrontPage large ads on the voting day

10. Manohar Parrikar as an able administrator / Leader or Chief Minister

11. Split votes etc etc

Here is BJP’s larger slice of pie in the Goa’s 2012 elections

I have a request to Mr. Parrikar
Please take up, on a priority basis, the alleged Land Conversion Scam of 24.7 Crore based on the hard evidence or as reported in its findings (IT dept.)
I know you can do it.

Thank you

Front page ads on the election day

BJP's election Manifesto (Assurances/Promises)

page 1

page 2

Parrikar with his 5 Caninet ministers and Goa Governor K Shankaranarayanam

Parrikar Govt. Sworn in
Sorry, for the poor quality pics (of the Dais).
I was not a patrakar nor a VIP
I was not invited, so I had to be in the crowd outside the vip or invitees covered lounge
I have not even got an email.  Not even from Matanhy.
The ceremony started just after 5 with National Anthem
and ended again with National Anthem
The whole thing lasted for about 21 minutes only
including New Chief Ministers 4.5 minutes speech in the end
or after Governor left (video coming soon)
But I tell you the crowd was massive, the ceremony got over but people still seen pouring in.
I wish they could organised it in a better way so that everybody has a chance to see their popular Chief ministers etc  taking oath.
If there was no time, they could have delayed it  say by another day or so.
Sometimes, it worth watching on TV at home than coming here and see nothing.

The stage for dais too erected wrong side with backlight or sun in it back or
sun opp to the non-vip/invitee crowd who constitute 99.5% of the total crowd.

OK here are some pics
Sorry, again for the quality.

Section  of the Crowd

View thru invitees lounge

dais - Parrikar

Sudhin Davlikar

Laxmikant Parsekar

Dayanand Mandrekar

Governor with all ministers

time to go home

Congratulations to New Govt.

Death of Tourism Minister Matanhy Saldanha on 21.March 2012
He died of Massive heart attack. see separate blog for Funeral pics and videos
or click here

By-election declared in the Cortalim Contituency to be held of 2nd June and later on changed to 4th June and results were to declare on 15th June.

Wife of Matanhy was one of the 3 Candidates who filed nominations but on the last day of withdrawal i.e. 21.5.12 Cong (Raymond) and UGDP/IND (Ramakant) withdrew from the race thus automatically, declaring Alina Saldanha elected unopposed on the very same day.

Meet New Cortalim MLA  Alina Saldanha  (21.5.12)
Cabinet Minister as on 8th June 2012
Minister for Environment and Forest as from 11.6.12

w/o Matanhy Saldanha who got elected today unopposed (21.5.12).
I was late and got held up in the middle of the staircase of the 3rd Floor building.
There were was a heavy rush throught the staircase with supporters of Alina
Mainly from Cansaulim and Velsao. There were two bus load of supporters.
Got chance to be in the BJP office (3rd Floor) when everything got over.
Met Parrikar and Parsekar while coming down from the stairs.

Alina likely to be inducted during the first week of June (inducted on 8th June 2012)



Crowd at the BJP Office, Panaji

with media

 with Carol

Small Video Clip - Meet New MLA Alina

Goa Assembly Elections 2017
Held on 4th February, results on 11th March
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  1. thank u joe u r the best .... :)


  3. Thanks Joe for keeping us updated with a nice, easy-to-read list of the winners.

  4. Joe ... I appreciate your proactive approach towards getting able government. I studied in Goa and goa is like my home. I was so excited to see over 82% goans voted and set an example for the country ...!

  5. Wow Joe. Loved your blog. What a historical time in Goa's liberation from Loot,Greed and Corruption, you have been able to capture. You have created history.
    Please share your blog on Facebook and you are going to be celebrity.

    Like you, I also happened to reach the site late, but I could feel the air thick with joy, appreciation and the greatest hope that Parrikar is going to save Goa from the bloody power hungry vultures.

    Deepak Whateverkar on Facebook.

  6. thanks joe for sharing your thoughts and for encouraging people to vote for BJP! I hope Sr. Parrikar does a lot for us and restores goi to its former glory.