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People want Manohar Parrikar back in Goa: State BJP chief

Goa will go to polls on February 4 to elect the 40-member House.

Decision on Parrikar as defence minister after Goa polls: Amit Shah
Decision on Parrikar as defence minister after Goa polls: Amit Shah

The decision on whether Manohar Parrikar will continue as Defence Minister or return to state politics in Goa will be taken only after the assembly elections, BJP president Amit Shah said on Monday.

Next Goa govt will function under Manohar Parrikar's leadership: Amit Shah
Next Goa govt will function under Manohar Parrikar's leadership: Amit Shah

Days after Union minister Nitin Gadkari fired up speculations about the Chief Ministerial candidate in poll-bound Goa, BJP chief Amit Shah on Sundaytoday said the next government in the state will "function under Parrikar's leadership, irrespective of his posting".

'BJP will win Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections with two-third majority'
'BJP will win Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections with two-third majority'

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident of winning the Uttar Pradesh assembly election with a two-third majority, party President Amit Shah said on Monday.

BJP to include Metro train plan in Goa poll manifesto
BJP to include Metro train plan in Goa poll manifesto

The BJP's manifesto for the upcoming Goa Assembly polls will focus on a comprehensive mobility plan for the state, including Metro train facility, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.

Rift in Congress surfaces ahead of Goa polls

In what could indicate a rift in the Congress party ahead of the February 4 poll, a party office-bearer, who on Tuesday burnt an effigy of AICC General Secretary Digvijaya Singh, has been awarded party ticket to contest the Fatorda seat in South Goa district.

Goa Church denies playing politics ahead of state polls

At least 1.5 million people, nearly 26 percent of Goa's population, are Catholic.

Goa polls: Narendra Modi to address public meeting on Jan 28

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be addressing a public meeting in Goa on January 28 ahead of the State Legislative Assembly polls scheduled on February 4.

Assembly polls: Maximum cash, liquor seizures in UP; drugs in Punjab
Assembly polls: Maximum cash, liquor seizures in UP; drugs in Punjab

Punjab has witnessed the maximum seizure of drugs worth Rs 1.78 crore.

Goa BJP will have poll problem without RSS backing: Digvijay Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party will face a problem in Goa assembly elections because of the party`s differences with the RSS.

Goa polls: Sixty nominees file nomination papers

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar was among 60 candidates who filed their nomination papers for next month's Assembly Elections for various constituencies.

No stray dog in Panaji when Jamir was Governor: Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar was appointed as Goa Chief Minister in 2000 and his first stint as Chief Minister ended in 2002.
 

Goa polls: Election Commission issues notice to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for model code violation

The Election Commission on Monday issued a notice of model code violation to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his reported remarks in poll- bound Goa where he had allegedly promoted bribery and asked him to respond by Wednesday.

Goa polls 2017: BJP announces names of seven more candidates

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today announced the names of seven more candidates for the upcoming Goa Legislative Assembly elections, thus declaring 36 nominees so far for the 40-member House.

Goa Assembly Elections: Congress releases second list of candidates

The Congress party on Sunday released its second list of seven candidates for the upcoming Goa assembly polls, taking the number of candidates finalised so far to 34 of the 40 assembly seats.

AAP releases manifesto for Goa polls, focus on women's issues
AAP releases manifesto for Goa polls, focus on women's issues

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday released its manifesto for the Goa Assembly polls with the focus on issues related to women.

No alliance with BJP even post-polls, clears Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party

Expressing confidence that the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) will form next government in Goa after the February 4 polls, the party today made it clear that they will not align with BJP "under any circumstances."

Goa polls: BJP to announce second list of candidates tomorrow

The BJP will announce the second list of its candidates for upcoming Goa Legislative Assembly election on Saturday, state party president Vinay Tendulkar said.

Goa polls 2017: GSM chooses Bhatikar to replace Velingkar aide on Panaji seat

GSM president Anand Shirodkar said that Sukerkar will not be able to contest from Panaji constituency owing to health issues.

Monserratte resigns from Goa Assembly; to contest from Panaji

Expelled Congress legislator Atanasio Monserratte today resigned as a member of the Goa legislative assembly to join the United Goans Party, which he formed recently to contest the upcoming polls.

29 more candidates file nomination papers in Punjab and Goa

Twenty-nine more candidates filed their nominations on Friday in Punjab and Goa for the February 4 Assembly polls.

Manohar Parrikar ducks queries on his possible return to Goa politics

The BJP, which had won 21 of the 40 seats in the state in 2012, yesterday released the first list of candidates for the February 4 Assembly Elections in the coastal state.

Two NCP aspirants join GVP ahead of Goa polls

GVP which contested 2012 elections without any alliance has two MLAs in the 40-member House.

BJP, Congress announce candidates for Goa, Punjab polls

Goa's ruling BJP and opposition Congress on Thursday declared their first lists of candidates for the February 4 Assembly polls.

Goa polls: Four former CMs in Congress' first list
Goa polls: Four former CMs in Congress' first list

Elections to the 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly would be held on February 4.

Goa assembly election: BJP announces names of candidates for 29 seats

Refraining from projecting Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar as its chief ministerial candidate in the Goa Assembly polls, BJP today announced the names of candidates for 29 seats, including 17 sitting MLAs.

BJP releases first list of candidates for Assembly polls in Punjab, Goa
BJP releases first list of candidates for Assembly polls in Punjab, Goa

Union Health Minister JP Nadda released the BJP`s first list of 17 candidates for Punjab polls and 29 candidates for Goa polls.

BJP likely to announce candidates for Punjab, Goa today
BJP likely to announce candidates for Punjab, Goa today

Assembly Elections in the politically-crucial Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur will be held between February 04 and March 08.

Notification for Punjab, Goa assembly polls issued

With the issuance of notification in Goa and Punjab, the formal process of elections in the two states began on Wednesday.

Portugese PM in Goa, to visit his ancestral home

As he visited the land of his ancestors, Portugese Prime Minister Antonio Costa was on Wednesday accorded a warm welcome in Goa, with Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar terming it as a "proud" moment for the people of the state.