Nuvem, Goa Election 2022 Result LIVE: Congress' Aleixo Sequeira secures thumping win
Congress' Aleixo Sequeira has emerged victorious in the Nuvem assembly constituency.
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee’s working president Aleixo Sequeira has emerged victorious in the Nuvem assembly constituency. With over 7000 votes, the veteran Congress leader registered a thumping victory, leaving behind candidates cutting party lines with a considerable margin. Revolutionary Goan Party's Arvind D'Costa secured over 3300 votes, making him the runner-up in this constituency.
All eyes were on NCP's Francisco Xavier Pacheco, but the controversial leader failed to make a mark as he secured just over 1300 votes. Known as Mickky Pacheco, he was convicted of assaulting a government official in 2015 and sentenced to six months in prison, forcing him to quit his ministerial position.
No. of candidates that contested: 7
Aleixo Sequeira - Congress
Arvind D Costa - Revoluntionary Goans Party
Datta Borkar - BJP
Jose R Cabral (Raju) - AITC
Mariano Godinho - AAP
Francisco Xavier Pacheco - NCP
Wilfred D Sa - Independent
Election issues in 2022:
During her visit to Goa, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra assured Rs 6,000 every month to weaker sections and hostels for working women in Margoa and Panaji. The Grand Old Party also highlighted the alleged corruption in job scams.
Meanwhile, BJP, in its manifesto, announced three free LPG cylinders, no increase on duties on petrol and diesel for the next three years, subsidies to convert taxis and minibuses into electric vehicles, and assured to restart mining in the coastal area if voted to power. All the parties promised the development of Goa in their style and tried to appeal to the voters.
Exit Polls prediction:
Exit polls had earlier indicated that the coastal state might be heading for another hung assembly, much like the cliffhanger of 2017. Data predicted both BJP and the Congress would end up with around 15-18 seats each in the 40-member house. The kingmaker is likely to be Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, which might win 2-4 seats.
The vote share by candidates in 2017:
In the 2017 elections, Congress Wilfred Dsa won with 9,967 votes. The runner up was Francisco Xavier Pacheco of the GSRP party. The margin of victory was: 5660 votes. Pacheco got 4,307 votes, and his vote share was 20.31%. Mariano Godinho of AAP got 3,389 votes, and the vote share was 15.98%. Vincent Rodrigues of NCP got 2,880 votes, and his vote share was 13.58%.
Goa Election 2022 voter turnout:
The total number of voters in the Nuvem constituency stands at 28,363, with 13,091 male voters and 15,272 female voters. The Nuvem constituency has a literacy level of 87.59 per cent. The estimated voter turnout in this seat on February 14 was 76.8%.