1980 Goa, Daman and Diu Legislative Assembly election

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1980 Goa legislative assembly election

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All 30 assembly constituencies of the Goa, Daman and Diu Legislative Assembly
16 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Pratapsingh Rane.jpg File:Shashikala Kakodkar.jpg
Leader Pratapsingh Rane Shashikala Kakodkar
Party Indian National Congress (Urs) Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
Leader's seat Satari Bicholim
Seats before 0 15
Seats won 20 7
Seat change Increase 20 Decrease8

Chief Minister before election

Shashikala Kakodkar
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party

Elected Chief Minister

Pratapsingh Rane
Indian National Congress (U)

Legislative Assembly elections were held in the Indian Union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu in 1980, to elect 30 members to the Goa Legislative Assembly.[2] The Indian National Congress (Urs) won a majority of seats as well as the popular vote and Pratapsingh Rane was sworn in as Chief Minister of Goa, Daman and Diu[3]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Indian National Congress (Urs) 134,651 38.36 20 New
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 127,714 36.36 7 –8
Janata Party 14,431 4.11 0 –3
Indian National Congress 12,338 3.51 0 –10
Janata Party (Secular) 6,045 1.72 0 New
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1,089 0.31 0 New
Independents 54,773 15.60 3 +1
Invalid/blank votes 12,232
Total 363,273 100 30 +1
Registered voters/turnout 522,652 69.51
Source: Election Commission of India

Winning candidates

No. Constituency Winner Party
1 Pernem Deu Mandrekar Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
2 Mandrem Ramakant Khalap Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
3 Siolim Chodankar Chandrakant Uttom Independents
4 Calangute Wilfred de Souza Indian National Congress (U)
5 Mapusa Nevagi Shamsunder Jairam Indian National Congress (U)
6 Tivim Dayanand Narvekar Indian National Congress (U)
7 Bicholim Harish Zantye Independents
8 Pale Naik Vishnu Rama Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
9 Satari Pratapsingh Rane Indian National Congress (U)
10 Panaji Naik Vishnu Anant Independents
11 Santa Cruz Fernandes Michael Antonio Carminho Indian National Congress (U)
12 Santo Andre Pereira Teotonio Francisco Indian National Congress (U)
13 Cumbarjua Chodankar Vinayak Dharma Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
14 Marcaim Gaonkar Babusso Sanvlo Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
15 Ponda Aguiar Jolido Souza Indian National Congress (U)
16 Siroda Prabhu Ramchandra Tukaram Indian National Congress (U)
17 Sanguem Naik Tari Gurudas Vassudev Indian National Congress (U)
18 Rivona Dessai Dilkush Fotu Indian National Congress (U)
19 Canacona Gaonkar Vasu Paik Indian National Congress (U)
20 Quepem Dessai Voikunt Govind Indian National Congress (U)
21 Cuncolim Mario Vaz Indian National Congress (U)
22 Benaulim Monte D'Cruz Indian National Congress (U)
23 Navelim Luizinho Faleiro Indian National Congress (U)
24 Margao Ananta Narcina Naik Indian National Congress (U)
25 Curtorim Francisco Sardinha Indian National Congress (U)
26 Cortalim Froilano Machado Indian National Congress (U)
27 Dabolim Dourado Herculano Luis Indian National Congress (U)
28 Marmagoa Sheikh Hassan Haroon Indian National Congress (U)
29 Daman Tandel Narsinbhai Lallubhai Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
30 Diu Solanki Somjibhai Bhikha Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party


  1. "State Elections - Partywise Comparison for 7-Bicholim Constituency of Goa". eci.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02.
  2. Statistical Report on General Election, 1980 to the Legislative Assembly of Goa Election Commission of India[permanent dead link]
  3. "Chief Ministers of Goa". Department of Information and Publicity, Government of Goa. Archived from the original on 24 August 2003. Retrieved 20 March 2014.