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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’
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’
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
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
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
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
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.
Goa Budget Session begins; members of Opposition wear black armbands in protest, Congress boycotts governor’s address
The Opposition Congress boycotted Goa governor Mridula Sinha's address to the House on the first day of the state Assembly's budget Session on Tuesday. Members of the opposition wore black bands on their arms as a mark of protest, claiming that their "voice was not being heard by the BJP-led state government".
Congress claims it will form govt in Goa after upcoming Assembly bypolls; Girish Chodankar says party in talks with coalition MLAs
Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar on Saturday said that his party is in talks with five MLAs from the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar-led coalition and will soon, with their support, form the government in the state.
Goa Forward Party chief and Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai suggested on Thursday that the ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar wanted to resign, but the BJP high command vetoed it.
Goa political mess worsens: Calls for Manohar Parrikar to resign, BJP's leadership crisis, upset ally, displeased voters
Goa could face a statewide agitation in 48 hours if ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar does not step down from the post. The political crisis deepened after hundreds of residents, social activists and political leaders marched to his home and to demand his resignation.
Ex-Goa chief minister says he 'was not taken into confidence by BJP' over Dayanand Sopte's entry into party
The resignation of Sopte and Shirodkar, who represents Shiroda seat in south Goa, is seen as a major setback to the Opposition Congress in Goa, at a time when the political situation in the state has become volatile.