Polling for two Lok Sabha constituencies in Goa began on Saturday as the state witnesses a triangular fight between the BJP, Congress and newbie Aam Aadmi Party.
Polling began on a sedate note at 7 am at all the 1,624 stations with a thin turnout in the first half an hour.
In all, 10,60,777 voters will exercise their franchisee in North and South Goa constituencies. Women voters outnumber men in the state with 5,32,469 female and 5,28,308 male voters.
The Election Commission has identified 14 vulnerable and 30 critical polling stations in the state which have been given adequate security cover to avoid any untoward incident.
Polling will conclude at 6 pm. In North Goa, BJP’s Shripad Naik is pitted against Congress’ Ravi Naik, AAP’s Dattaram Desai and CPI’s Suhas Naik.
Congress’ Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco is fighting against BJP’s Narendra Sawaikar, AAP’s Swati Kerkar and CPI’s Raju Mangueshkar in South Goa constituency.