Formerly known as the Panaji Lok Sabha constituency, the North Goa parliamentary coonstituency as it is presently called, is situated in the North Goa district. The “land of the golden beaches” Goa, has two parliamentary constituencies which are represented in the Lok Sabha—the North Goa and South Goa constituency. The total number of electorates in the North Goa Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 1) according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports are 486,983 of which 244,289 are males and 242,694 are females.
The name of the constituency was changed from Panaji to North Goa according to the Delimitation Commission’s order in 2008. 20 assembly segments presently together make up the Lok Sabha constituency of North Goa. Panaji being the capital of Goa as well as the administrative headquarters of this constituency, is a fairly less populated city. The North Goa district, with a population of 8,18,008 people as per the Census of 2011, is in itself a less dense district in the country, housing 471 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Owing to the presence of the Arabian Sea which flows to the west of the state, the North Goa district witnesses rich coastal trading that contributes to the bulk of the constituency’s economy. The economy of the district also survives on an expansive tourism.
An independent candidate, S.J. Jaganath won the first elections held in this constituency in 1967. When it became the Panaji parliamentary constituency from the Lok Sabha elections in 1971 to 2004, this constituency remained an important seat not only of the Congress, but also of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP). The BJP has a strong hold on the North Goa constituency for the last three consecutive Lok Sabha sessions.
North Goa Lok Sabha Election Results 2019
In 2009 Election Results
the UPA won around 261 out of 543 seats, and in the second position was NDA with 158 seats, while 23 seats were won by Left parties.
In 2014 Election Results
the BJP won 282 seats out of 543 seats. This took the NDA tally to 336 seats out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. INC could only manage to win 44 seats and stayed in the second position while AIADMK party from Tamil Nadu came third with 37 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
In 2019, the BJP is set to return to power at the Centre after a sweeping win in the 2019 Lok Sabha election
, armed with a bigger mandate than in the 2014 General Election. The party - led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah duo has secured 303 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, the Congress, the main Opposition party, managed to increase its vote share from 2014 only by a handful of votes, with a final tally of 52 seats. There will be no Leader of Opposition in the upcoming Lower House for a second consecutive term.
|Candidate||Party||EVM Votes||Migrant Votes||Postal Votes||Total Votes||% of Votes||Status
|Shripad Yesso Naik||Bharatiya Janata Party||244034||0||810||244844||57.12||Winner|
|Girish Raya Chodankar||Indian National Congress||164407||0||190||164597||38.4||1st Runner-up|
|NOTA||None Of The Above||7047||0||16||7063||1.65||2nd Runner-up|
|Dattatraya Padgaonkar||Aam Aadmi Party||4748||0||8||4756||1.11||3rd Runner-up|
|Amit Atmaram Korgaonkar||Republican Party Of India (Kamble)||2804||0||5||2809||0.66||4th Runner-up|
|Bhagawant Sadanand Kamat||Independent||2430||0||2||2432||0.57||5th Runner-up|
|Aishwarya Arjun Salgaonkar||Independent||2124||0||3||2127||0.5||6th Runner-up|
List of winner/current and runner up MPs North Goa Parliamentary Constituency.
The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of North Goa parliamentary constituency of all the years from the starting until now . It also shows the number of votes secured by each MP and the name of the political party they belong to. The current sitting member of parliament of the North Goa constituency is Shri Shripad Yesso Naik of BJP.
|Year || PC No. ||PC Name ||Category ||Winner||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||1||North Goa||GEN||Shripad Yesso Naik ||M ||BJP ||237903 ||Ravi Naik ||M ||INC ||132304|
|2009||1||North Goa||GEN||Naik,Shri Shripad Yesso ||M||BJP||137716||Jitendra Raghuraj Deshprabhu||M||NCP||131363|
List of Assembly Constituencies in North Goa Parliamentary Constituency
The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in North Goa parliamentary constituency.
Last Updated on June 27, 2020