Panaji bypoll results: Manohar Parrikar has won, but the story lies in the margin of defeat

Former Defense Minister and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar won the Acting vote in Panaji with 9862 votes. One that does not hear many of the drums or the speakers or see print casts with smiling faces and political promises.

After only achieving 13 of the 40 constituencies, Goa had stated an anti-BJP sentiment of March 2017. In the days leading up to the bypoll, Parrikar had all his allies sitting behind the microphones, supporting him, speaking of Como The glue that holds the government, its politics and policies together.

Earlier, the Aam Admi party informed voters that they did not run counter to Parrikar while with the support of a “fight ahead” and, in their own words, the “electorate” should not be confused. The Congress – which won its support from the Church and a good victory in March 2017 – sought a candidate.

The independents retired first, one by one. While his last hope – the man bending Panjim, former Mafet Atanasio (Babush) Monserrate made a base camp at the foot Vijai Sardesai of Goa Party for Advance, an ally in the current government.

The only rival of the CM – a candidate for Congress finally set – Girish was Chodankar, former teacher, loyal Rahul Gandhi, a stranger in Panjim. It was a story of David and Goliath again, on the banks of the Mandovi River.

Monday’s victory charges are, therefore, a “ruthless conclusion” in the words of Prabhakar Timble, the former Goa State Elections Commissioner. But history is on the margins.

Chodankar secured 5,059 votes. Parrikar 9862. BJP quickly called it a “comfortable victory” as they shared their choices in favor of their favorites: shared vote. “We have 64 p.m., Congress 32. Is it uncomfortable?” Said Sadanand Tanawade, Secretary General of BJP Goa.

But if the elections are to see the mathematics – Congress never had more than 5,000 votes against Parrikar – certainly not this margin in any of its last five elections.
In 2012, with the support of Babush, Congress had managed only 3185 for its candidate Yatin Parekh. Parrikar had a 7768 chartburster figure. Political experts say – this figure also feels a “Modi wave”.

In 1999, Parrikar won with 5912 votes against Prabhu 2815 Keshav of Congress in a seven-seat battle. In 2002, Parrikar played 5700 against Congress 4408.
Figures show that – Congress has an electoral base. Experts say – this also shows that what they lack are “organizational skills”. The history of Goa – being its history of voting through.

“Parrikar sat and challenged this time to the CM chair, surrounded his air force, his navy and his right to the infantry, which would mean that Babush, his opposition, became alloy, and even independent, which showed loyalty to Congress. However, he won with a reduced margin, giving someone like Chodankar a figure of 5,000 more. This shows that his popularity has fallen chart “Timble added. “This is not a victory for the BJP.

The previous elections where Siddharth Kuncalienkar won, he succeeded. It was an election in which they voted against BJP. This time, this bypoll should pinch. Even with Babush with them, the reduced margins only show that it was an antiparikar vote. ”

Dr. Oscar Rebello of the Aam Aadmi Party said the figures also speak of another story. “This poll when he spoke of the promise of casinos he made for a decade. The level of anger, resentment, pointing criticism against Parrikar keyboard does not seem to translate earth.

These numbers, no matter what angle one looks at, are a tale of these dispensations, favors, jobs and other unfulfilled promises made by the party in power in a small state like Goa. But won with a margin of less still have to do an analysis. At the end, the straw is shaken. “


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