Lok Sabha elections for 2 Parliamentary constituencies in Goa will be held on April 23. The final counting of votes will take place on May 23.
The state has two Parliamentary constituencies- North Goa and South Goa, both of which are currently held by the ruling BJP. Along with Lok Sabha Elections, by-elections for 3 Assembly seats - Shiroda, Mandrem and Mapusa will be held on April 23.
The key political players in Goa state in Western India are the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC), Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Goa Vikas Party (GVP). 2017 Assembly election had resulted in a 21-seat majority to the BJP led by Manohar Parrikar, where Congress won 17 seats. Parrikar was elected Chief Minister but later had to resign due to illness. Ruling BJP will have to fight the Congress in many areas in order to retain its 2 seats in the current Lok Sabha Election.