Will quit as MLA if bribery allegations proved: Ex-Goa CM Rane

 Former Goa chief minister Pratapsingh Rane today said he would step down as an MLA if allegations that he had sought and accepted bribe to clear a file for mining activity, are proved against him during probe.

Goa Speaker to issue guidelines on replies in House

Goa Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar on Tuesday said he will call a meeting of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and senior bureaucrats, after Opposition expressed apprehensions over replies on some issues tabled in the House.

Cong veteran Rane contradicts party, wants Land Plan notified

Even as Congress is mulling a multi-prong strategy to "expose" the BJP-led Goa government, the Leader of Opposition Pratapsingh Rane on Monday termed Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar as a "nice person" and asked him to go ahead with notifying the Land Use Plan.

SIT books former Goa CM Pratapsingh Rane, son for bribery

The Special Investigation Team of Goa Police has booked former Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane and his legislator son for allegedly accepting a Rs 6 crore bribe to facilitate the clearance of a mining lease.

Ex-CM Rane faked papers to push for Goa statehood: Ex-Secy

A retired senior bureaucrat has alleged former Goa Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane used "fake documents" to push for statehood to the then Union Territory way back in 1987, a charged rubbished by the latter.

Rane will stay as Goa Leader of Opposition: Congress

Terming reports of discontent within the party a media creation, the Congress Wednesday ruled out any change in the leadership of its legislative wing in Goa.

Congress upset over limit on questions in Goa state assembly

The Congress high command began a troubleshooting exercise ahead of the Goa state legislative assembly session Wednesday due to strong differences which have cropped up in Congress Legislative Party over the number of questions allowed to be tabled on the floor of the House.

Goa mining scam: Two Congress ex-CMs named in FIR

Goa`s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday filed an FIR against two former Congress Chief Ministers Digambar Kamat and Pratapsingh Rane.

Cess from mining workers should be utilised in Goa: Rane

Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly Pratapsingh Rane today demanded on the floor of the House that the money collected from the mining workers in the form of a cess should be ploughed back in the state.

`Goa is going WB way on poor financial situation`

Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly Pratapsingh Rane today cautioned the state government of facing "West Bengal-like financial crisis" considering the escalating borrowings from the open market at higher rates.

Another political crisis brewing in Goa

The Congress legislators in rebellious mood will on Wednesday meet again to discuss their strategy demanding change in leadership in the state.