Results indicate that Digambar Kamat is no more a unanimous force in Margao

The Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Digambar Kamat meeting the Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Shri Anand Sharma, in New Delhi on August 13, 2010.

Margao: While Margao MLA Digambar Kamat has considered as formidable force in South Goa Parliamentary constituency, the results announced on Tuesday has portrayed the picture otherwise.

Margao constituency could get only 1323 lead for BJP candidate Pallavi Dempo, raising several eyebrows. Dempo polled 11474 votes while Viriato Fernandes got 10151 votes despite the fact that Congress does not have strong organisational set up in this constituency.

Margao had elected Kamat on Congress ticket for 2022 election, who later shifted to the BJP.

What made matters worst is that BJP could not get lead in two out of three polling booths at Moti Dongor area which has been considered as a stronghold of Kamat.

The results have come as a shocker for Kamat who had been claiming that he has influence over Margao and Fatorda assembly constituencies. Congress getting lead in Fatorda constituency has also gone against Kamat and BJP leader Damu Naik.

Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai speaking to GNH said that he has partially played role in the results of Margao constituency. Sardesai said that he visited Moti Dongor and votes swung towards INDIA Alliance candidate.

“There was no use of money and muscle power but we managed to get more votes there,” he said.


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