Mormugao saw a large voter turnout across the four constituencies in the polling that took place for the state assembly election on Monday.
Mormugao constituency witnessed the maximum voting at 81.28 per cent, followed by Cortalim constituency at 76.13 per cent, Dabolim constituency at 74.89 per cent. Vasco saw the lowest voter turnout with 70.52 per cent of people exercising their franchise.
The voting process kicked off with a slow start in the morning as very voters showed up at the polling booth till 11 am. Only Only 15 per cent turnout was recorded in Mormugao taluka in the morning. However, as the day progressed, the voting process was also picked by the evening. More than 60 per cent of people had cast their votes till 4 pm.
The voting process was peaceful, barring a few minor skirmishes. In Dabolim, Congress candidate Captain Viriato Fernandes asked the flying squads to monitor the BJP supporters Navewade as reports of money distribution was reported from the area.
In another incident, Congress supporter Sarvesh Hoble was found with Rs 50,000 in the Mormugao constituency. He was handed over to election officials after being taken into custody by the flying squad. He was later released on bail.
In a third incident, BJP workers clashed with Congress supporters. The police in riot stormed intervened remove hundreds of protesters and cleared the area.