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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

'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 polls: Without a government in place, newly-elected members take oath
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Goa Assembly polls: Without a government in place, newly-elected members take oath

The BJP has emerged as the single largest political party in Goa by winning 20 seats, one short of the majority mark, but it is yet to stake claim to form government

Goa Assembly Elections 2022: Polling underway as 301 candidates in fray for 40 Assembly seats
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Goa Assembly Elections 2022: Polling underway as 301 candidates in fray for 40 Assembly seats

This year, Goa is witnessing a multi-cornered contest, with the Aam Aadmi Party, the Trinamool Congress and other smaller parties vying to make a mark on the state's electoral scene

AAP, TMC will be 'marginal players' in Goa Assembly elections, says P Chidambaram
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AAP, TMC will be 'marginal players' in Goa Assembly elections, says P Chidambaram

The Congress' senior election observer said any alliance with smaller parties for the Goa assembly polls is only possible if a party accepts that the Congress will be the pivot of the non-BJP formation.

Goa Assembly becomes first state to pass congratulatory motion for CAA, says Chief Minister Pramod Sawant
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Goa Assembly becomes first state to pass congratulatory motion for CAA, says Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

Goa Assembly has become the first to pass a 'congratulatory motion' in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has claimed

In move aimed at gender equality, Goa Assembly passes bill allowing women to work in night shift in industries
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In move aimed at gender equality, Goa Assembly passes bill allowing women to work in night shift in industries

Deputy chief minister of Goa Chandrakant Kavlekar, who moved an amendment to the Factories and Boilers Act, made it clear that women employees would not be forced to work at night

Goa creating selection commission for more transparency in filling govt job vacancies, CM Pramod Sawant tells Assembly
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Goa creating selection commission for more transparency in filling govt job vacancies, CM Pramod Sawant tells Assembly

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant told the state Assembly that his government was in the process of creating a State Staff Selection Commission to bring in more transparency in filling vacancies in the government sector.

After Karnataka, political drama hits Goa as ten of 15 Congress MLAs break away from party to merge with BJP
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After Karnataka, political drama hits Goa as ten of 15 Congress MLAs break away from party to merge with BJP

The group, led by Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, met Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar in the evening and gave him a letter, informing him about their breaking away from the party.

Daily Bulletin: BJP releases 10th list, keeps veterans out; party strength in Goa Assembly rises to 14 as 2 MGP MLAs join; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: BJP releases 10th list, keeps veterans out; party strength in Goa Assembly rises to 14 as 2 MGP MLAs join; day's top stories

Today's top stories: BJP keeps party veterans Murli Manohar Joshi and LK Advani out of the Lok Sabha poll process; the party's strength rises to 14 in Goa Assembly as 2 MGP MLAs merge their legislative unit with that of the BJP's; King's XI Punjab take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL; and more.

BJP wins floor test in Goa Assembly: Pramod Sawant secure in CM's seat with support of 20 MLAs; 15 oppose move
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BJP wins floor test in Goa Assembly: Pramod Sawant secure in CM's seat with support of 20 MLAs; 15 oppose move

The floor test in the Goa Assembly was necessitated after Pramod Sawant took oath as the new chief minister of the state early on Tuesday.

Goa Floor Test LIVE updates: BJP passes test, Pramod Sawant secure in CM's seat with support of 20 MLAs
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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.

Pramod Sawant meets Manohar Parrikar's family before assuming charge, says will pass floor test tomorrow to give stable govt
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Pramod Sawant meets Manohar Parrikar's family before assuming charge, says will pass floor test tomorrow to give stable govt

Sawant met family members of his deceased predecessor Parrikar before assuming charge of office, at their private residence at Dona Paula

Manohar Parrikar's death throws precariously-stacked Goa Assembly into disarray; Congress on top with 14 MLAs
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Manohar Parrikar's death throws precariously-stacked Goa Assembly into disarray; Congress on top with 14 MLAs

The Congress is currently the single-largest party in the Goa Assembly with 14 MLAs in the 40-member House

Pramod Sawant, Vishwajit Rane frontrunners for Goa CM’s post; MGP’s Sudin Dhavalikar seeks recognition for ‘sacrifices’
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Pramod Sawant, Vishwajit Rane frontrunners for Goa CM’s post; MGP’s Sudin Dhavalikar seeks recognition for ‘sacrifices’

Even before the demise of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday, there was uncertainty in the state government due to his prolonged illness.

Congress stakes claim to form Goa govt again, writes to governor saying BJP has ‘lost trust of people’
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Congress stakes claim to form Goa govt again, writes to governor saying BJP has ‘lost trust of people’

In a letter to Sinha, the leader of opposition in the Goa legislative assembly, Chandrakant Kavlekar, claimed that the Congress party has the majority to form the government in Goa and that “the numbers of the BJP may further dwindle” in the state Assembly.

AAP to contest on all three Assembly seats in Goa bypolls; elections will be held for Shiroda, Mandrem and Mapusa in April
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AAP to contest on all three Assembly seats in Goa bypolls; elections will be held for Shiroda, Mandrem and Mapusa in April

The bypolls to Shiroda and Mandrem were necessitated after the sitting Congress MLAs resigned from the Assembly and party and joined the BJP. The Mapusa seat fell vacant due to the death of sitting BJP MLA Francis D'Souza.

Manohar Parrikar working for people despite suffering from advanced-stage cancer, says Goa minister Vijay Sardesai
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Manohar Parrikar working for people despite suffering from advanced-stage cancer, says Goa minister Vijay Sardesai

Ailing Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar is suffering from "advanced-stage cancer", but he is still working for the people of the state, state Cabinet minister Vijay Sardesai has said.

'Legislative cure is fastest, amicable remedy' to resolve mining crisis in Goa, says Manohar Parrikar
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'Legislative cure is fastest, amicable remedy' to resolve mining crisis in Goa, says Manohar Parrikar

Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar had earlier tabled a calling attention motion on the mining issue during the ongoing budget session that began on Tuesday

Vijay Sardesai dismisses Congress’ claim of Goa Assembly early dissolution, says party should focus on Karnataka
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Vijay Sardesai dismisses Congress’ claim of Goa Assembly early dissolution, says party should focus on Karnataka

Goa minister Vijai Sardesai on Tuesday ruled out mid-term polls in the state and said the Congress first needed to look at its coalition government in Karnataka before criticising the Manohar Parrikar-led dispensation over infighting between allies.