LIVE UPDATES: Arvind Kejriwal reacts to AAP’s first-ever win Goa elections; day’s other lead stories


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reacted with excitement to his party’s first-ever electoral win in Goa after AAP candidate Hanzel Fernandes won the Benaulim seat in the just-concluded Zilla Parishad elections.

Kejriwal tweeted, “Congratulations to AAPs Hanzel Fernandes on winning the Benaulim ZP seat in Goa. Many other AAP candidates have secured much higher vote share than last time. This is just the beginning. I am sure AAP will live up to the trust and expectations of Goans.”

Of the total 49 seats, the ruling BJP won 32 seats while the Congress bagged four seats. Seven seats went to independent candidates, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party won three while the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the AAP emerged victorious on one seat each.

Kejriwal’s party had contested the 2017 assembly elections in Goa in 2017 but failed to win a single seat. The AAP is aiming to contest the next assembly election here with an aim to improve its performance. The AAP is confident to match the money power of the BJP and the Congress as Kejriwal embarks on his five-star advertising campaign ahead of the next assembly polls.

LIVE UPDATES on today’s big stories will appear below:

18:48 PM: #UttarPardesh: A shocking incident was reported from #Meerut where a man shot dead his sister because she refused to make ‘rotis’ for his dogs. He then surrendered before the police. (IANS)

17:53 PM: Delhi: Congress workers staged a protest outside Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters demanding the repeal of Centre’s #farmlaws. (ANI)

17:24 PM: #MadhyaPradesh Chief Minister #ShivrajSinghChouhan has asked all his cabinet ministers to explain the benefits of the new #FarmLaws during their public interactions, meetings and programmes among the people. (IANS)

15:59 PM: Ailing #actor #RahulRoy has been hospitalized again. He is undergoing speech therapy treatment at a private #hospital in Mira Road. The actor, who had been admitted to Nanavati Hospital earlier, was discharged in the morning of December 8. (IANS)

14:52 PM: Delhi: AIIMS administration issues letter to the protesting nursing staff stating, “It may be ensured that attendance of all the Nursing personnel who report for duty is mandatorily recorded and those absent, to be marked as such.” (ANI)

14:07 PM: BJP has created new religion of riots, hatred among communities: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)

13:17 PM: #RajaramSingh, the main witness in the 1981 #Behmai #massacre and the plaintiff in the case, died after prolonged illness in his native village #Behmai in #KanpurDehat district. He was suffering from chronic liver disease. (IANS)

12:31 PM: Aam Aadmi Party will contest Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in 2022, Says Arvind Kejriwal

11:42 AM: The #AllahabadHighCourt has directed the police administration of #Lucknow, #GautamBuddhaNagar, #Ghaziabad and #Meerut to submit names of the police personnel deployed on roads to ensure that all commuters wear masks. (IANS)

10:38 AM: Single-day rise of 22,065 infections, 354 fatalities pushes India’s COVID-19 caseload to 99,06,165, death toll to 1,43,709: Health Ministry. (PTI)

09:53 AM: Aerospace scientist Prof. Roddam Narasimha dies of brain hemorrhage at a hospital in Bengaluru at the age of 87. (ANI)

08:54 AM: AIIMS Nurses Union on an indefinite strike over redressal of their demands, including that related to 6th Central Pay Commission (ANI)