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Newly elected members of Goa Assembly take oath

By Rajan Nath -- March 15, 2022 6:06 pm -- Updated:March 15, 2022 6:06 pm

Panaji, March 15: The newly elected members of the Goa legislative Assembly took oath on Tuesday.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and pro-tem Speaker Ganesh Gaonkar presided over the special sitting of the Assembly during the swearing-in of the newly-elected MLAs.

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Newly elected members of Goa Assembly take oath

Earlier on Monday, Goa Governor Sreedharan Pillai administered oath to Gaonkar as pro-tem Speaker of the Assembly at Raj Bhavan.

Gaonkar won the election from the Sanvordem Assembly seat. The BJP emerged as the single largest party in Goa winning 20 seats in the 40-member state Assembly and decimated Congress to 11 seats.

Newly elected members of Goa Assembly take oath

Independent candidates bagged three seats while two seats each went to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP). Revolutionary Goans Party and Goa Forward Party (GFP) got one seat each.

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The BJP, which fell one seat short of the majority figure in Goa, is set to retain power in the state with the help of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak (MGP) and independent candidates.

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