Goa exit poll results: BJP likely to stay in power, AAP may manage single seat

Goa Assembly election results 2017: Here's what exit polls predict will happen on March 11, 2017. Get the latest on who will win Goa elections, here.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 10, 2017 11:13 am
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Will the Laxmikant Parsekar-led BJP government be able to retain power in Goa? The elections results of the 40-member Goa Assembly is perhaps the toughest to call in the state’s history given that this is the first time the state is seeing a serious three-legged contest. The Aam Aamdi Party has posed a serious challenge to the Congress, while the RSS-faction Goa Suraksha Manch, that is in alliance with the MGP, poses a threat to the BJP vote share.

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Here’s what the exit polls predictions in Goa will be:

India TV| Congress (10), BJP (15), AAP (7), Others (8)
Times Now with C-Voter predict BJP (15-21), Congress  (12-18), AAP  (0-4)
India Today Axis  | Congress (9-13), BJP (18-22), AAP (0-2), Others (5-9)
NewsX-MRC | BJP+ (15), Congress (10), AAP (07)

The India Today C-Voter exit poll results predict a win for the BJP in the elections with analysts saying that it is the Union government led-by Narendra Modi that the voters have confidence in. The state government headed by BJP had its fair share of controversies but that, according to the survey, does not seem to have had an impact on the voters. The survey claims that the middle class voters will vote for the BJP keeping in mind their state leader Manohar Parrikar, who continues to have his say in the governance of the state.

The Aam Aadmi Party, however, has rejected the exit poll results saying it’s impossible to figure out the silent voter and that this election has seen a large percentage of silent voters. Interestingly, the survey adds that the voters did not keep demonetisation in mind while casting their vote.

Impact of smaller parties

However, what will be important to note is how smaller parties such as the GSM+ MGP + Shiv Sena and the Aam Aadmi Party emerge in the results. Will these parties win big or will they only end up eating the votes of the two main parties – the BJP and the Congress. Experts believe that the AAP will end up eating the votes of the Congress in the Catholic-dominated areas of Goa specially South Goa. In the north, where the BJP is strong, the MGP will win their primary three seats and the alliance with the GSM and Sena could eat into the BJP vote share and help the alliance win a few more, experts say.

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  1. L
    L bhadrapati Devi
    Mar 9, 2017 at 3:48 pm
    Why the noise of AAP can't turn into vote?
    1. N
      Mar 9, 2017 at 2:21 pm
      Take a cool dip
      1. T
        Mar 9, 2017 at 1:52 pm
        Can't believe Go ans want this ch um p back as CM...
        1. T
          Mar 9, 2017 at 1:49 pm
          Goans have ex cess of for e ign curr en cies to run their eco no my even if Rupee was devalued. Par sekar is to Pa rrikar what Pan eerselvam was to Jay alalitha.