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Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party

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

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party splits, 2 MLAs join BJP

Two of the three MGP MLAs in Goa early Wednesday merged their party's legislative wing with the BJP, which now has 14 legislators in the 40-member state assembly.

Mar 27, 2019, 09:32 AM IST

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

'Dog who only knows how to bark': Goa minister Govind Gaude's reply to MGP's demand to sack him from Cabinet

MGP executive president Narayan Sawant had claimed that Govind Gaude had verbally abused Dhavalikar over a disagreement on some issue during a state cabinet meeting held on Thursday. 

Jan 27, 2019, 07:24 AM IST

Goa BJP ally Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MGP threatens to contest polls alone if 'ailing' CM Manohar Parrikar fails to step down

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) threatened to contest upcoming national elections alone, if 'ailing' chief minister Manohar Parrikar fails to step down.

Nov 17, 2018, 18:23 PM IST

State chiefs of BJP, Congress in fray for Rajya Sabha election in Goa

There would be a straight fight as Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar and state Congress chief Shantaram Naik are the only two candidates who have filed nominations.


Jul 20, 2017, 20:01 PM IST

Congress Shantaram Naik files papers for Rajya Sabha poll in Goa

Pitted against BJP's state chief Vinay Tendulkar, Naik expressed confidence of winning the election with the "support of like-minded secular forces."


Jul 11, 2017, 15:06 PM IST

MGP to support BJP candidate during upcoming RS poll, bypolls

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), an alliance partner in the Goa government, will support BJP candidate during the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.

Jul 08, 2017, 20:29 PM IST

We worship 'gau mata', won't tolerate insult: Goa Minister

A cabinet minister in the BJP-led coalition government, who has in the past demanded a ban on bikinis in Goa, has warned that no untoward incident against "gau mata" will be tolerated in the state.

Jun 28, 2017, 15:37 PM IST

BJP president Amit Shah to visit Goa on July 1

This would be Shah's second trip to Goa after the BJP-led government came to power in the state following the Assembly elections held in February this year.


Jun 25, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

SC orders floor test in Goa on March 16; Cong alleges BJP of horse trading to reach majority nark

With the support of of regional outfits and Independents, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday is scheduled to be sworn in as the Goa Chief Minister.

Mar 14, 2017, 09:37 AM IST

After Holi hysteria, political frenzy expected in Goa

The spirit of Monday`s Holi celebrations are expected to spill over onto Tuesday, with a series of colourful political developments poised to play out over the issue of government formation in the coastal state, which has thrown up a fractured mandate.

Mar 14, 2017, 09:17 AM IST

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.

Jan 16, 2017, 22:16 PM IST

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."

Jan 14, 2017, 18:06 PM IST

MGP, Shiv Sena, GSM form grand alliance in Goa

While GSM was floated by RSS rebel Subhash Velingkar, MGP, the oldest regional outfit of the state, recently severed its ties with the BJP.

Jan 10, 2017, 16:15 PM IST

Portuguese PM Antonio Costa should apologise for atrocities committed in Goa: Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party

The Portuguese Prime Minister should apologise for the atrocities committed on its former Goa colony and the consulate should be shifted out of the state, a former minister said on Monday.

Jan 09, 2017, 13:08 PM IST

MGP snaps alliance with BJP ahead of Goa polls

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) snapped its alliance with the ruling BJP in Goa on Friday.

Jan 05, 2017, 14:30 PM IST

Independent MLA resigns from Goa Assembly; to join MGP

Independent legislator Naresh Sawal on Wednesday quit as a member of the Goa Legislative Assembly to join the MGP, ahead of the upcoming polls.

Jan 04, 2017, 18:31 PM IST

BJP to contest 37 seats in Goa, will back 3 in Catholic stronghold

Ruling BJP will field candidates in 37 out of total 40 constituencies in upcoming Goa Assembly elections.

Jan 03, 2017, 20:46 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi's arrival in Goa meant exit for Congress leaders: CM Laxmikant Parsekar

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar also claimed that Rahul Gandhi had told local leaders to gather 50,000 people for his Goa rally but only a few thousands turned up.

Dec 19, 2016, 10:11 AM IST