Counting of votes begins in Goa

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Panaji, March 11 (IANS) Counting of votes polled in the February 4 Goa assembly election got under way at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Officials said the postal ballots were being counted first and the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) would be taken up for counting next.

The votes logged in nearly 2,500 EVMs are being counted at the Bal Bhavan in Panaji and the Government College of Commerce and Economics in Margao, 35 km from here.

For the 40 seats in the state, the BJP fielded candidates in 36 seats, the AAP in 39, Congress in 37 and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party in 25.

–IANS

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