TMC fails to open its account in Goa


Panaji: Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) has failed to open its account in Goa Legislative Assembly with none of its candidate winning the poll.

Party’s all the candidates including its Goa chief Kiran Kandolkar and his wife Kavita lost the election along with former NCP MLA Churchill Alemao and his daughter Valanka.

“We accept this mandate with all humility. We commit ourselves to work harder to earn the trust and love of every Goenkar. No matter how long it takes, we will be here and we will continue to serve the people of Goa,” TMC’s Goa twitter handle has tweeted, reacting to the result.

At the end of the final round, the TMC secured 5.21 per cent vote share while its alliance partner – Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party – had 7.72 per cent share of the total votes polled.

Though the party could not score a victory, it was second and third in few of the constituencies. In Thivim assembly constituency where its candidate Kavita Kandolkar had contested, it stood second while her husband, Kiran was on third position in Aldona Assembly segment.

Former NCP MLA Churchill Alemao, who had shifted to TMC, was second in his traditional Benaulim assembly constituency while his daughter, Valanka was second in Navelim assembly segment. TMC candidate Benjamin Silva, who was former BJP minister, stood third in Velim assembly constituency.

TMC had entered Goan politics, three months ahead of the election, banking on strategist Prashant Kishor’s IPAC. The party had formed pre-poll alliance with MGP and fought on 26 seats.


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