The term of current Goa Assembly expires on 15th March 2022. BJP has been in power in Goa since 2012, therefore in 2022 Goa election BJP will be defending its work of last 10 years.
Currently of 40 Goa Assembly seats, BJP has 27 seats, Indian National Congress has 5 seats, NCP has 1, Goa Forward Party has 3 while Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has 1 seat respectively.
The next Goa Assembly election may be held in the month of February 2022.
Goa Assembly Election 2022 Opinion Polls: How Goa Voted in 2019 Lok Sabha Election?
Goa has two Lok Sabha seats, and both the seats were held by BJP after 2014 Lok Sabha election. However, in 2019 both BJP and INC won 1 seat each.
BJP won North Goa seat by a huge margin while in South Goa it lost to INC by around 2.5% vote difference.
BJP got massive 51.19% vote share however, it was 2% less than what it had won in 2014 while Congress got 42.92% vote share a massive increase of 6.3% as compared to Lok Sabha 2014 election.
In terms of Assembly segments, BJP was ahead in 26 segments while INC was ahead in 14 assembly segments.
Goa Assembly Election 2022 Opinion Polls: What happened in 2017 Election?
The 2017 Goa Assembly election was held on 4th February 2017 and result was declared on March 18, 2017. After the result, no party was given mandate to rule by the people of Goa.
In 40 seats Goa Assembly, Indian National Congress emerged as the single largest party with 17 seats, BJP won 13 seats while GFP and MGP won 3 seats each. 4 seats were won by independents.
Despite being the single largest party, INC failed to stitch an alliance with any of the smaller parties and BJP along with GFP and MGP and support of independents formed its government. The alliance was finalised only after the then Defence Minister of India, Manohar Parrikar was made Chief Ministerial face of Goa.
Currently Pramod Sawant is the Chief Minister of Goa. He was sworn in as CM of Goa after the demise of then CM Manohar Parrikar in 2019.
Goa Assembly Election 2022 Opinion Polls: What has changed since 2017 Assembly?
Since 2017 Goa Assembly election, the state politics has seen a massive change. The veteran politician of Goa and former Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar died during in 2019 and the then speaker of Goa Assembly, Pramod Sawant was sworn in as Chief Minister.
After 2017 Goa Assembly election, Congress had 17 seats and BJP has just 13 seats, but now BJP has 27 seats and Congress has just 5 seats. The allies of BJP GFP and MGP left the alliance.
Recently elections for 5 Municipal Councils were held in Goa. BJP backed panel won 3 Municipal Councils of Quepem, Mormugao and Sanguem while in Mapusa it fell short majority and in Margao Municipal Council a combined panel of Congress and MGP won the majority.
Goa Assembly Election 2022 Opinion Polls: What is expected in 2022 Assembly election?
In 2022 Goa Assembly election, BJP may contest election all alone while Congress may contest in an alliance with local parties of Goa.
Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP is set to try its luck once again in state after failing to win any seats in 2017.
Goa Assembly Election 2022 Opinion Polls: What does the Opinion Polls say?
No opinion polls for Goa Assembly Election 2022 have been released.
The opinion polls for upcoming election in Goa will be released in few months from now. We will be updating the opinion polls once we conduct polls in the state.