NDA ally Goa Forward Party joins protest against Citizenship Amendment Act in Margaon, says 'bad' law is creating is insecurity among people
NDA ally Goa Forward Party (GFP) on Friday joined protests held in the Margao city of Goa, against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
Goa BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar claims 10 Congress MLAs keen on joining saffron party were turned away
Goa BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar on Wednesday claimed that 10 state Congress MLAs expressed their willingness in the last fortnight join the saffron party. He said the BJP, however, refused to accept them into the party-fold as it had a comfortable majority in the Assembly.
MGP is an ally of the BJP in the Sawant government with all the three MLAs supporting him along with legislators from Goa Forward Party and Independents. Sawant, who faced floor test last week after the demise of chief minister Manohar Parrikar, was supported by 20 MLAs as against 15 from the opposition.
Goa Floor Test LIVE updates: BJP passes test, Pramod Sawant secure in CM's seat with support of 20 MLAs
Goa Floor Test LIVE updates: New Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant has won the confidence motion with support of 20 MLAs. This means that BJP has passed the floor test at the Goa Assembly. Fifteen of the 35 MLAs in the Assembly had opposed the move.
Manoeuvres by Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari helped BJP retain power in Goa following Manohar Parrikar's death, claim reports
BJP president Amit Shah and Union minister Nitin Gadkari played behind-the-scene roles in ensuring the party retained power in Goa, after the death of Manohar Parrikar, sources familiar with the developments said.
After Manohar Parrikar's funeral, Amit Shah says BJP in talks with Goa allies over new CM, will stake claim to form govt soon
Shah was in Goa to attend the funeral of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died at 63 on Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer. The BJP president also met local party leaders in a hotel in Panaji along with Union minister Nitin Gadkari.
Sardesai, earlier in the day, had emphasised that the Goa Forward Party was with Parrikar, adding that "we are not talking to anyone, neither is anybody talking to us".
Goa crisis updates: As BJP looks for alternative leadership, Congress tells governor to not dissolve Assembly
Goa LIVE updates: The Congress party in has staked claim to form government in Goa as Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is indisposed, PTI reported. Parrikar who underwent a series of tests at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Sunday, has been undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment.
Manohar Parrikar is 'fine', no question of leadership change in Goa, says state BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar
The BJP ruled out change in leadership in Goa, claiming Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, admitted to AIIMS, is fine.
BJP to ask alliance partners GFP, MGP to merge with it as demand for new CM grows amid falling health of Manohar Parrikar
BJP leader Michael Lobo said that the party emissaries visiting Goa to assess the political situation in the state against the backdrop of the failing health of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar would ask allies GFP and MGP to become part of the saffron party
Goa spokesman Dayanand Sopte said the numbers would tilt in favour of the Congress if the three BJP MLAs crossed over
The Congress on Sunday alleged that Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar was behind "changing" the FDA report that had earlier "confirmed" the presence of high levels of formalin in fish imported to the coastal state.
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar has been discharged from hospital following hospitalisation for a pancreatic ailment. He returned to Goa and is likely to present the state budget as well
Sonia Gandhi accepts Goa Congress chief Luizinho Faleiro's resignation; election for new state chief in September
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has accepted the resignation of the party's Goa unit chief Luizinho Faleiro who stepped down from the post last week, senior leader Chandrakant Kavlekar said in Panaji on Wednesday
The BJP-led coalition government in Goa under Manohar Parrikar completed 100 days in office recently with one of its constituents hailing a "more mature" Parrikar.