Goa polls: 31 % voting till 11am

Around 31 % polling recorded till around 11 am on Saturday. Voting began this morning in Goa to elect a new 40-member Assembly amidst tight security. A total of 10.25 lakh voters, spread over two districts – North Goa and South Goa – are will exercise their franchise at 1,612 polling booths, which will be manned by 10,644 security personnel, officials said.

The fate of 215 candidates, including nine women and 74 independents would be decided. Two major alliances – ruling Congress-NCP alliance and Opposition BJP-MGP combination – are the main contenders for power in the tiny coastal state.

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