Voting in Punjab and Goa began this morning in crucial elections being held in five states all through this month and into the next. For the ruling BJP, this is the first big electoral test after November's notes ban. It is in power in both the states in Punjab with partner Akali Dal. The Congress hopeful of winning the elections. Both parties also have to contend with Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, which makes its debut in Assembly elections in both Punjab and Goa. Voting in Goa began at 7 am and Punjab at 8 am.