Goa Speaker Rajendra Arlekar today said that if Governor Mridula Sinha approves the state cabinet's decision to pardon imprisoned Goa Vikas Party legislator Fransisco Miccky Pacheco then he will be allowed to participate in the proceedings in the ongoing session.
Dramatic scenes were witnessed on the first day of the Goa assembly's monsoon session on Monday with Speaker Rajendra Arlekar ordering marshals to escort opposition MLAs out of the house after they sought resignation of Industries Minister Mahadev Naik for cheating.
Even as Goa government gears up for the three-week-long state Legislative Assembly session commencing next month, Speaker Rajendra Arlekar Thursday said imprisoned legislator Fransisco Miccky Pacheco can participate in the House proceedings.
Inability of legislators in Goa to adapt to a paperless system has forced the legislative assembly to take a step back from the environment-friendly process for the budget session, according to Speaker Rajendra Arlekar.
The opposition, as well as social media users, on Monday criticised a senior RSS leader's comment that his organisation was open to facilitate the "Ghar Wapsi" or conversion of willing Goan Catholics, whose ancestors were "forcibly converted" during the colonial Portuguese rule.
Manohar Parrikar resigned as the chief minister of Goa on Saturday ahead of his induction in the Union Cabinet tomorrow. Parrikar has been succeeded by Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, who has taken oath as CM.
The battle for BJP's next chief minister in Goa has just got trickier. Some Catholic legislators in the party are rooting for a Catholic leader as the successor to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is poised to become India's next defence minister.
No case of disproportionate assets is made out against Goa Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar in connection with purchase of a land plot here, as alleged by social activist Aires Rodrigues, the ACB told a court here.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the Goa Police on Wednesday began a preliminary inquiry into the purchase of a piece of land by state Legislative Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar on the outskirts of Panaji.