Goa Assembly

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

Live updates: New Goa chief minister to be sworn in at 11 pm today, Goa Information Department says

Congress delegation met Governor Mridula Sinha on Monday and said that it should be given the chance to form the government as it is the single largest party in the Assembly.

Mar 18, 2019, 13:09 PM IST

Allies GFP and MGP ready to have Goa Assembly in suspended animation if deadlock over CM continues

The BJP held meetings with the alliance partners but the talks have failed to yield any results.

Mar 18, 2019, 12:51 PM IST

Congress stakes claim to form government in Goa

This comes at a day when the Goa chief minister office (CMO) clarified that the health condition of CM Manohar Parrikar is stable, rubbishing reports claiming otherwise.

Mar 16, 2019, 18:53 PM IST

Ailing Goa Chief Minister to attend entire 3-day session of Assembly

Parrikar, who has been suffering from a pancreatic ailment, was admitted to hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and America last year.

Jan 24, 2019, 12:41 PM IST

Two Goa Congress MLAs join BJP, say more likely to follow

The two MLAs announced their move after meeting BJP President Amit Shah.

Oct 16, 2018, 13:27 PM IST

Goa government reshuffle: 2 ministers dropped from Manohar Parrikar's cabinet

According to sources, the two new members will be inducted in the Cabinet today.

Sep 24, 2018, 10:42 AM IST

Goa Assembly number game: BJP vs Congress

The Congress approached the Governor on Tuesday claiming that it has the numbers on its side in the 40-member Assembly.

Sep 18, 2018, 13:25 PM IST

Manohar Parrikar struggling with allies, may dissolve Goa Assembly, alleges state Congress leader Girish R. Chodankar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may recommend dissolution of the Assembly, alleged Goa Congress leader Girish R. Chodankar on Wednesday.

Sep 13, 2018, 10:56 AM IST

BJP moves EC, seeks two-way e-voting for servicemen

The BJP on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to introduce a two-way electronic voting process for armed forces personnel, saying response to e-ballot facility in Uttarakhand, Punjab and Goa assembly polls this year was "sub-optimal".

Aug 29, 2017, 23:20 PM IST

Goa CM Parrikar asks police to crack down on drugs, late night parties

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said he has asked the police department to crack the whip on the drug trade and late night parties in the state.

Mar 22, 2017, 16:22 PM IST

Manohar Parrikar: BJP's poster boy in Goa returns as CM

For Manohar Parrikar, who proved himself to be BJP's best bet in Goa by sewing up a coalition and proving its majority on the floor of Assembly, it is a homecoming and another stint as chief minister of the coastal state.

Mar 16, 2017, 14:50 PM IST

Goa Governor addresses one-day special assembly session

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha refrained from making any policy statement in her address to the special session of the State Legislative Assembly today, owing to Model Code of Conduct, currently in force in the state.

Feb 28, 2017, 13:45 PM IST

Goa MLA makes bizarre remarks in assembly, says cut off hands of those accused of graft

Goa opposition MLA Naresh Sawal has made a controversial statement in the state assembly by saying the hands of those accused of corruption should be chopped off.

Aug 02, 2016, 13:48 PM IST

Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly, Pratapsinh Rane, death penalty for drug peddlers

Fearing that the coastal state may turn into an "Udta Goa", Leader of Opposition in Assembly, Pratapsinh Rane on Monday recommended death penalty for drug peddlers.

Jul 25, 2016, 17:20 PM IST

Will invite Portuguese PM to felicitate him: Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa was a Portuguese colony for over 450 years until it was liberated by the Indian Army on December 19, 1961. 

Jan 15, 2016, 14:45 PM IST

Goa opposition questions expenditure on foreign junkets

The opposition on Tuesday grilled the ruling BJP-led coalition government in Goa over spending Rs 19 crore on foreign junkets of tourism officials over the past three years.

Jan 12, 2016, 15:19 PM IST

Anant Shet elected as Goa Assembly Speaker

BJP legislator Anant Shet was on Tuesday elected as the Speaker of Goa Assembly defeating his rival Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco by 28 to 9 votes in the 40-member House.

Jan 12, 2016, 13:39 PM IST

Goa advocate general earned Rs 1.86 crore in two years

Goa`s Advocate General Atmaram Nadkarni earned Rs 1.86 crore over the last two years in fees for appearing in various courts in and outside the state, the state Assembly was told on Saturday.

Aug 08, 2015, 17:12 PM IST

Find out who compared Goa Crime Branch to 'Gestapo'

Against the backdrop of two Congress leaders on police radar in Louis Berger bribery case, Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly Pratapsingh Rane today compared the state Crime Branch to be acting like Nazi German police 'Gestapo'.

Aug 07, 2015, 14:53 PM IST