New Delhi, March 10 (UNI) Of the results declared over 36 seats in the Goa Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party has won 19 constituency seats, while Congress is trailing behind with victory on over eight seats so far, according to the latest results released by the Election Commission.
The saffron party is leading on one seat, whereas Congress is leading at three seats. Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party has managed to open its account with two seats in the coastal state, while three, two and a single seat has been won by independent candidates, Maharashtra Gomantak and the Revolutionary Goan Party, respectively. The results of four more seats are yet to be declared in Goa and a win over 21 seats is required to form government in the state, having 40 constituencies.
With over 300 candidates contesting in 40 Assembly seats, Goa is witnessing a multi-cornered contest with parties, including BJP, Congress, Trinamool Congress and AAP in the fray. In 2017, Congress had emerged as the single largest party, winning 17 seats, but BJP, which won 13 seats, managed to form the government with the support of regional parties.