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Signs of dissent in Goa BJP after cabinet reshuffle leaves party cadre frustrated; Francis D'Souza threatens to quit party
Once considered unthinkable under the iron command of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, a number of Goa BJP leaders have publicly dissented against the cabinet reshuffle of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition.
Goa political crisis: Ailing BJP legislator Francis D'souza to resign from core committee; ex-MLA was dismissed by Manohar Parrikar
Ailing Goa BJP legislator Francis D'Souza, who was recently dropped from the Manohar Parrikar-led Cabinet, said on Thursday that he would resign from the state party's core committee once he returns from the US.
Goa political crisis: BJP-ally Goa Forward Party says 'haste' in inducting two ministers into cabinet could have been avoided
The Goa Forward Party (GFP), an ally of the ruling coalition led by the BJP, said on Tuesday that the haste with which the cabinet expansion was done on Monday by inducting two ministers could have been avoided by the state government.
Goa political crisis: BJP ministers Francis D'Souza and Pandurang Madkaikar dropped from Manohar Parrikar cabinet
BJP president Amit Shah had said that Manohar Parrikar would continue in his post and announced that a reshuffle of the state's ministers would soon take place.
Goa spokesman Dayanand Sopte said the numbers would tilt in favour of the Congress if the three BJP MLAs crossed over
Congress unit in Goa seeks President's Rule in absence of Manohar Parrikar, claims state is facing 'constitutional crisis'
Congress' Goa spokesman Ramakant Khalap said the state is facing a "constitutional crisis", and that he has sought an appointment with Governor Mridula Sinha to press for his party's demand for President's rule
Goa BJP leader files complaint against people spreading 'false rumours' about Manohar Parrikar's health
A BJP leader lodged a complaint with police, saying some people were spreading false reports, quoting him, about the condition of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is hospitalised in Mumbai.
Manohar Parrikar becomes Goa chief minister but keeping the flock together will be his biggest challenge
Parrikar can add two more ministers in future since the constitutional cap on the size of the ministry in Goa is 12.
The BJP may be known as a Hindu party, but about half its new legislature party in Goa comprises Catholics. BJP’s strategy to field eight Catholic candidates in Goa seems to have worked well for it.
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.
Among the many projects which have caught the fancy of the residents under the jurisdiction of Margao civic authority’ is a toll free helpline, which also works as an informative as well as grievance redressal mechanism.
As border hostilities between neighbours India and Pakistan escalate, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza has advised his former boss and now Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to "be very careful" and "not to escalate issues".
While Parrikar refused to commit any name to the list of his successors, there are at least three senior local BJP leaders who are vying for the position.
The Congress party on Monday asked the assembly Speaker to expunge a reference to India as a "Hindu nation" made by a minister last month during the monsoon session.
Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Monday apologized for his comment that India was already a Hindu nation, saying he had no intention of hurting anyone's feelings.
India is already a Hindu nation and "all Indians in Hindustan are Hindus," Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza said on Friday.
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) A 33-year-old man, suspected to be mentally unstable, was detained here Wednesday for sneaking into the secretariat and trying to make a rush for Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's cabin, a minister said.