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LS polls: AAP confident of improved show in Goa

LS polls: AAP confident of improved show in Goa

The task would not be easy for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party as it faces a tough challenge from the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress in the coastal state.

Apr 04, 2019, 13:06 PM IST
People will vote for BJP as homage to Manohar Parrikar: Goa CM

People will vote for BJP as homage to Manohar Parrikar: Goa CM

Sawant said that the PM Modi-led NDA government had spent Rs 15,000 crore for infrastructure development in Goa, which includes highway expansion, an upcoming international airport and new bridges

Mar 29, 2019, 16:03 PM IST
Goa Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar, who joined BJP recently, appointed Deputy CM

Goa Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar, who joined BJP recently, appointed Deputy CM

Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonka, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party from Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) on Wednesday, was appointed as the new state Deputy Chief Minister.

Mar 28, 2019, 14:05 PM IST
MGP to take on BJP in both Lok Sabha seats in Goa

MGP to take on BJP in both Lok Sabha seats in Goa

MGP president Dipak Dhavalikar said that the party's another MLA, Sudin Dhavalikar, will contest from South Goa while former MLA Naresh Sawal will contest from North Goa.

Mar 27, 2019, 17:43 PM IST
Sudin Dhavalikar sacked as Deputy CM for anti-government activity: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Sudin Dhavalikar sacked as Deputy CM for anti-government activity: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Goa CM Sawant informed Goa Governor Mridula Sinha about his decision to drop Dhavalikar as deputy CM.

Mar 27, 2019, 16:24 PM IST
Within weeks of joining Goa Cabinet, deputy CM Sudin Dhavalikar dropped

Within weeks of joining Goa Cabinet, deputy CM Sudin Dhavalikar dropped

Sudin Dhavalikar was allotted portfolios of Transport and Public Works which would be now looked after by Sawant.

Mar 27, 2019, 15:11 PM IST
In mid-night political drama, 2 MGP MLAs in Goa split from party, merge legislative wing with BJP

In mid-night political drama, 2 MGP MLAs in Goa split from party, merge legislative wing with BJP

Since two out of the three MLAs have merged the legislative wing, they are saved from inviting anti-defection law, which makes it mandatory that two-thirds of the strength should agree for merger.

Mar 27, 2019, 06:50 AM IST
BJP wants Manohar Parrikar's sons to join party: Official

BJP wants Manohar Parrikar's sons to join party: Official

Manohar Parrikar`s assembly constituency of Panaji is scheduled to head for bypolls owing to the former Defence Minister`s death on March 17.

Mar 25, 2019, 17:22 PM IST
Sudhir Kandolkar quits BJP, joins Congress with 350 supporters

Sudhir Kandolkar quits BJP, joins Congress with 350 supporters

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sudhir Kandolkar on Sunday quit the party and later joined Congress with his 350 supporters.

Mar 24, 2019, 22:16 PM IST
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu meets Manohar Parrikar's family

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu meets Manohar Parrikar's family

Parrikar died here on March 17 after battling illness for about an year.

Mar 24, 2019, 15:02 PM IST
Inquiry ordered into 'purification' of place where Manohar Parrikar's body was kept

Inquiry ordered into 'purification' of place where Manohar Parrikar's body was kept

The Goa government has ordered an inquiry into reports that a "purification ritual" was conducted on Saturday at the state-run Kala Academy here, where the body of former chief minister Manohar

Mar 23, 2019, 23:12 PM IST
Goa CM Pramod Sawant allocates portfolios, keeps Home, Finance

Goa CM Pramod Sawant allocates portfolios, keeps Home, Finance

Sawant had proved the majority of his BJP-led government in the Goa Assembly, comfortably winning a floor test in the House on Wednesday

Mar 22, 2019, 20:19 PM IST
Amul's tribute to Manohar Parrikar echoes in Goa Assembly

Amul's tribute to Manohar Parrikar echoes in Goa Assembly

Manohar Parrikar died on March 17 after fighting a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer

Mar 20, 2019, 13:21 PM IST
Shiv Sena slams BJP for showing undue hurry to get Sawant appointed as Goa CM

Shiv Sena slams BJP for showing undue hurry to get Sawant appointed as Goa CM

The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna said that the BJP should have waited till Parrikar`s ashes were immersed. 

Mar 20, 2019, 13:09 PM IST
On Goa's political pitch, Gadkari's yorker helps BJP defeat Congress again

On Goa's political pitch, Gadkari's yorker helps BJP defeat Congress again

BJP's Pramod Sawant had the support of 20 MPs during the floor test. Nitin Gadkari is believed to have ensured he does.

Mar 20, 2019, 13:09 PM IST
Goa CM Pramod Sawant passes floor test in Assembly

Goa CM Pramod Sawant passes floor test in Assembly

This is the second time in two years that BJP has managed to keep an alliance together to upstage Congress' ambition of forming a government in Goa.

Mar 20, 2019, 13:00 PM IST
Pramod Sawant, Goa's new CM, faces crucial floor test today

Pramod Sawant, Goa's new CM, faces crucial floor test today

The 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly has a current strength of 36 because two members of BJP have died and two Congress MLAs have resigned from the party.

Mar 20, 2019, 07:38 AM IST
How Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari helped BJP retain power in Goa

How Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari helped BJP retain power in Goa

In 2017 also, after the BJP failed to get a majority in the state Assembly polls,Gadkari had flown in here to help the BJP.

Mar 19, 2019, 22:56 PM IST
Goa Assembly number game as BJP's Pramod Sawant faces floor test

Goa Assembly number game as BJP's Pramod Sawant faces floor test

The state Assembly has a strength of 40 members, but right now, there are just 36 MLAs.

Mar 19, 2019, 13:41 PM IST
Pramod Sawant takes charge as Goa CM; floor test on Wednesday

Pramod Sawant takes charge as Goa CM; floor test on Wednesday

Pramod Sawant was chosen to be the next Goa CM after the death of Manohar Parrikar on Sunday. 

Mar 19, 2019, 13:07 PM IST