CEO : Goa elections likely between December 11-18

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016,11:23 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Panaji | The Chief Electoral Office of Goa has proposed that the State Legislative Assembly elections can be held from December 11 to 18 as the current term gets over in March next year. We have submitted the proposal listing December 11-18 as the dates to hold the election. It is for the Election Commission of India to approve the proposal, said a senior official from Goa CEO office.

The current legislative assembly with 40 members was formed in March, 2012. Goa CEO has suggested that the assembly elections can be held along with four other states- Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Goa dates are recommended considering Christmas holidays and examinations of college and schools in January and March, coming year.

The ECI has already reviewed the electoral roll for the state which has 10,84,271 eligible voters. The term of current assembly is getting over on March 3, 2017 before which fresh elections will have to be held. The 2012 election saw BJP winning a handsome majority. The BJP had won total 21 seats while MGP had gained three, GoaVikas Party (GVP) two legislators, Congress nine members and five independents.

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