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Did God tell Digambar Kamat to jump ship from Congress to BJP?
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Did God tell Digambar Kamat to jump ship from Congress to BJP?

Digambar Kamat made his comments after being reminded of the oath of allegiance that Congress candidates had taken at a temple and a church prior to the Goa Assembly elections earlier this year

Who are party MLAs Michael Lobo and Digambar Kamat behind the Congress rebellion in Goa?
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Who are party MLAs Michael Lobo and Digambar Kamat behind the Congress rebellion in Goa?

Digambar Kamat is a former Goa chief minister and party stalwart, while Michael Lobo is a Congress MLA from Calangute who was previously with the BJP for over a decade

'Blame game drama': Goa CM Pramod Sawant hits back at Congress on claims of BJP wanting to finish Opposition
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'Blame game drama': Goa CM Pramod Sawant hits back at Congress on claims of BJP wanting to finish Opposition

Goa CM Pramod Sawant said he has a stable government with the support of 25 MLAs - 20 from BJP and two from the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and three Independents - and it does not require anyone

I am in Congress: Digambar Kamat
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I am in Congress: Digambar Kamat

Kamat said he is "shocked and stunned" by party state in-charge Dinesh Gundu Rao's statement about him being in touch with BJP

Goa: Congress moves five MLAs to undisclosed location ahead of Assembly session as five others go incommunicado
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Goa: Congress moves five MLAs to undisclosed location ahead of Assembly session as five others go incommunicado

The 'rebel' MLAs - Michael Lobo, Digambar Kamat, Kedar Naik, Rajesh Faldesai and Delialah Lobo - were available for comments, but sources in the BJP claimed that the legislators were in touch with them

Explained: The crisis in the Goa Congress that led to the sacking of Michael Lobo as Leader of Opposition
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Explained: The crisis in the Goa Congress that led to the sacking of Michael Lobo as Leader of Opposition

The Congress is witnessing a mutiny with six of its 11 MLAs incommunicado. The party alleges that some of its senior leaders in the Goa unit are collaborating with the BJP to engineer defections

Goa Congress immediately removes Michael Lobo as Leader of Opposition amid talks of defections
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Goa Congress immediately removes Michael Lobo as Leader of Opposition amid talks of defections

AICC Goa in-charge Dinesh Gundu Rao accused former CM Digambar Kamat and Michael Lobo of working in total coordination with BJP. He claimed that BJP wants to finish Opposition in the state

'Rumours', say Goa Congress leaders, deny party MLAs joining BJP ahead of Assembly session
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'Rumours', say Goa Congress leaders, deny party MLAs joining BJP ahead of Assembly session

Goa Congress leader Michael Lobo said that the 'rumours' have been 'spread deliberately' ahead of the Assembly session

Goa Assembly elections 2022: Resort politics makes a comeback with Congress moving its flock ahead of results
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Goa Assembly elections 2022: Resort politics makes a comeback with Congress moving its flock ahead of results

The Congress has refused to admit that the party was corralling its candidates as it is not willing to take any chances given the delicate number game

Goa Assembly Elections 2022: Instability and defections mark Goa's electoral history
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Goa Assembly Elections 2022: Instability and defections mark Goa's electoral history

Over the span of 31 years since Goa attained statehood in 1987, the state has had 18 chief ministers and three stints of President’s Rule

Tigers must be punished for eating cows like humans, says Goa MLA Churchill Alemao during Assembly debate on man-animal conflicts
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Tigers must be punished for eating cows like humans, says Goa MLA Churchill Alemao during Assembly debate on man-animal conflicts

'What is the punishment for a tiger when he eats a cow? When a human being eats cow, he is punished,' Goa MLA Churchill Alemao said.

IFFI 2017 wasn't funded by I&B ministry or Directorate of Film Festivals, says Pramod Sawant
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IFFI 2017 wasn't funded by I&B ministry or Directorate of Film Festivals, says Pramod Sawant

The Goa government had spent Rs 17.44 crore on hosting IFFI 2017, according to Pramod Sawant.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar denies existence of drug mafia in Goa, says narcotics are smuggled for trade and consumption
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Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar denies existence of drug mafia in Goa, says narcotics are smuggled for trade and consumption

There is no drug mafia in Goa, but drugs are smuggled into the state for "trade, consumption and transit", Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said

Goa illegal mining case of Rs 35,000 crore may be handed over to CBI, says Manohar Parikkar
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Goa illegal mining case of Rs 35,000 crore may be handed over to CBI, says Manohar Parikkar

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday that the state government might hand over a Rs 35,000-crore illegal mining scam case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Goa mining scam: SIT seeks more time to file reply on Digambar Kamat's bail plea, court sets hearing on 12 May
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Goa mining scam: SIT seeks more time to file reply on Digambar Kamat's bail plea, court sets hearing on 12 May

The SIT of Goa crime branch Tuesday sought more time from a court here to reply on the anticipatory bail petition filed by former state chief minister Digambar Kamat, an accused in an illegal mining case.

BJP rules Goa despite losing election: Debacle proves India is becoming Congress-mukt, one state at a time
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BJP rules Goa despite losing election: Debacle proves India is becoming Congress-mukt, one state at a time

The Goa experience indicates the rot that has set into the Congress party. The Gandhis will remain insulated from any blame, while India becomes closer to Congress-mukt becomes a closer reality with each state going their way

Goa Election Result 2017: How Manohar Parrikar, Nitin Gadkari masterminded BJP's coup
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Goa Election Result 2017: How Manohar Parrikar, Nitin Gadkari masterminded BJP's coup

Manohar Parrikar will take oath as the new Goa CM, but with a compromised Cabinet that may keep pulling him in different directions, and keep him busy with a balancing act that may last as long as his government does

Goa Election Results 2017: Here's how the key candidates fared in the state polls
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Goa Election Results 2017: Here's how the key candidates fared in the state polls

The month long suspense over the results is finally over in Goa. Here is how some key candidates along with their parties fared.

Goa Election Results 2017: Here's a list of the possible chief ministerial candidates for the state
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Goa Election Results 2017: Here's a list of the possible chief ministerial candidates for the state

If exit poll results come true, Goa is definitely headed to deliver a fractured mandate. Three exit polls conducted are unanimous that the state’s ruling BJP may emerge the single largest party in a hung Assembly.