A loyal congress activist and ex.municipal President Saifullah khan couldn’t convert his candidature into victory in this assembly poles.He blamed EVM ( electronic Voting Machine ) for his defeat and put question marks on its functioning.
Saifullah was the lone Muslim candidate fielded by the congress party from Vasco constituency where Muslim population is nearly 34% .
Speaking with Millattimes.com Saifullah said ,we worked a lot and Over all response was also favourable. Total voters are nearly 35 thousands and about 25 thousand votes casted ,he informed. We were expecting at least 9300 votes but I got only 3400 which is really shocking and unacceptable for us,he added.
Khan further strongly supported ballot paper process for transparency .
The smallest state of India has total 40 assembly constituency . In the history of Goa it has got only one Muslim MLA a rtd magistrate Shaikh Hasan Haroon who won three times from the same constituency.