The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa on Monday won a whopping 32 out of 49 seats in the Zilla Panchayat elections, while the opposition Congress performed poorly, bagging just four seats.
In the results announced on Monday, the BJP won 32 seats, Independents seven, the Congress four, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) three while the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) bagged one each.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant expressed happiness over the BJP's poll performance in the polls and gave a call for "Self Reliant Goa".
He tweeted: "I humbly bow down before the people of Goa for the trust they have reposed onto the Bharatiya Janata Party as well as the Govt of Goa working under my leadership. Let us shape a glorious and Swayampurna (Self Reliant) Goa by taking ahead the same trust and confidence!"
"We've won both Zilla Panchayat elections with a majority. Out of 25 seats in north Goa, we've won 19. In South Goa, we contested 17 seats of which, we've won 14. It's the victory of our party," Sawant told ANI.
Meanwhile, BJP President JP Nadda congratulated Sawant on the victory and said that it was because of the faith of farmers, labour, women & youth in the leadership of PM Modi and the policies of BJP government.
"Congrats to CM @DrPramodPSawant ji, State President @ShetSadanand ji & @BJP4Goa unit for a remarkable victory in the Goa Zila Panchayat elections. This result shows the faith of Farmers, Labour, Women & Youth in the leadership of @narendramodi ji & policies of BJP govt in State," Nadda tweeted.