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Goa goes to Polls

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These are some of the slogans making headlines before Goa goes to the polls on 4th February. A historical day for Goa. Many projects are incomplete and many in the pipeline.  Who gets to complete them? Will they be completed? What if there is a mismatch of ideologies with the Centre and State ruling parties? Goans will just have to wait and watch.

This election will witness Goa, once again exercising its funny bone with candidates sporting nicknames like ‘Babush’, ‘Baba’, ‘Patrao’, ‘Bhau’, ‘Miccky’, ‘Boss’ and ‘Khashe’.

The Crore-patis

As many as 156 of the 251 candidates in the February 4 Goa assembly elections are crorepatis or multi-millionaires, an analysis of the information furnished by candidates in their election affidavits revealed.

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Life in Goa comes to a grinding halt during the Polls

The administration has ordered that all liquor shops, bars, restaurants, pubs, food joints, shacks, etc., in Goa will close by 11 pm in view of next month’s elections.

40 Constituencies to be contested

Of the 250 candidates to contest the February 4 polls for the state’s 40 constituencies, 131 are from South Goa and 119 from North Goa, as per the data available with Chief Electoral Officer.

A total of 11.08 lakh voters are expected to exercise their franchise at 1,649 polling stations.

The EVMs along with Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) would be used to cast votes. 

Let’s make our vote count.

 

Information credit: NT

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