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United Bhujans wants counting of VVPAT slips

Panjim: United Bahujans of Goa has demanded simultaneous counting of votes through VVPAT (Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail) slips along with EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine).Addressing the media, Coordinator of United Bahujan of Goa, Dipesh Naik said they have written to the Chief Electoral Officer of Goa on this.He said that …

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Countdown to vote counting begins

Margao: The countdown for one of the most historic and scenario changing election results has begun. The District Magistrate has issued several notifications regarding prohibition of vehicular traffic and closure of businesses in and around the counting venue. The District Election Officer has also banned the use of mobile phones …

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60% women, 90% silent voters were for BJP: Parrikar

Panjim: Ahead of the counting on Saturday, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, confident that BJP will get a two-third majority, said that at least 60 percent women and 90 percent ‘silent voters’ have voted in favour of the party.“Women have come out in large numbers…60 percent have voted for BJP. Not …

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GSM firm on Sudin as alliance CM

Panjim: Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) President Anand Shirodkar has stated that their alliance is firm with Sudin Dhavalikar as the Chief Minister of Goa.Speaking to Herald, Shirodkar said, “We met MGP leader Sudin Dhavlikar and discussed about the plans of the alliance post-election results. GSM is confident to win five …

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Additional CEO says poll expenditure will be within budgetary limit

Panjim: Days after the Chief Electoral Office (CEO) ordered inquiry into the alleged exorbitant expenditure by the election machinery, the inquiry head Additional CEO Narayan Navti on Tuesday claimed that the election spending would be within the prescribed budgetary allocation of Rs 40 crore; however, the final details would be …

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CEO submits report on scrapping postal ballot to EC

Panjim: Chief Electoral Office (CEO) on Tuesday submitted a detailed report to the Election Commission, highlighting the opposition political parties’ demand to scrap postal ballot reported till date and call for fresh one-day polling through EVMs for free and fair voting process.The ruling BJP, however, did not raise any objection …

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Oppn tells EC to scrap postal ballots

Panjim: Opposition parties united in the State on Monday and urged the Election Commission  (EC) to immediately scrap the postal ballot reported till date and call for fresh one-day polling through EVMs for free and fair voting. The opposition parties have also demanded re-polling at constituencies, where hundreds of military …

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Regional parties will form next govt: Deepak

Ponda: Exuding confidence that he would retain his Priol seat, MGP President Deepak Dhavalikar on Thursday said that regional parties would form the next government in Goa.He said that MGP would take the lead in forming the next government, comprising of regional parties, to protect the interest of Goans and …

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Liquor outlet owners call for boycotting panchayat polls

Margao: The All Goa Bar and Restaurant Owners Association (AGBRO) has hinted at boycotting the upcoming panchayat election and urging people to restrain from voting if the government fails to help them and help them soon in getting relief from the liquor ban.However, it was clarified that the call for …

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