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
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.
Four newly-inducted ministers to get portfolios on Monday, Pramod Sawant says day after Goa cabinet reshuffle
The four new ministers inducted into the Goa cabinet would be allotted portfolios on Monday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said. Chandrakant Kavlekar, who was earlier leader of the opposition, would be designated as deputy chief minister. Days after 10 Congress MLAs in Goa joined the BJP, Sawant on Saturday reshuffled his cabinet.
Four new ministers inducted into Goa cabinet, including ex-deputy Speaker Michael Lobo and three Congress defectors
On Friday, the Goa chief minister had asked three legislators from the coalition partner, Goa Forward Party, and an independent legislator, Rohan Khaunte, to step down. Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, Vinod Palienkar and Jayesh Salgaocar are the ministers from the Goa Forward Party(GFP), who were asked to resign.
Ahead of Goa cabinet reshuffle, CM Pramod Sawant drops four ministers; ex-deputy Speaker Michael Lobo likely to be inducted
According to the notification, the four Goa ministers who were dropped from the state cabinet are – Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar, Rural Development Minister Jayesh Salgaonkar (all GFP MLAs) and Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte (Independent).
Daily Bulletin: SC orders status quo over Karnataka MLAs case; Goa cabinet reshuffle likely today; day's top stories
The top court said an incidental question that would arise in the Karnataka rebel MLAs resignations is the kind and extent of the directions that should be issued by a constitutional court to another constitutional functionary, which in the present case happens to be the Speaker of the Assembly.
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.
We will withdraw support to Goa's BJP govt, says MGP chief Deepak Dhavalikar; party to back Congress in Lok Sabha polls
MGP president Deepak Dhavalikar said his party will support Congress for Lok Sabha election and Mapusa bypoll in Goa on 23 April, while announcing his decision to withdraw support to the Pramod Sawant government
'Manohar Parrikar played key role in two surgical strikes,' Rajnath Singh pays tribute to ex-defence minister
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday said the then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was extremely upset and angry after the 2016 Uri terror attack that had claimed the lives of 17 jawans
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.
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.
Lok Sabha Election 2019, Goa profile: India's smallest state set for clash of titans as BJP, Congress lock horns
The upcoming Lok Sabha election, set to be held on 23 April in the state, will be a litmus test for both the BJP and the Congress.
Pramod Sawant is new Goa CM: Tasked with keeping an alliance govt afloat, Sawant is a Parrikar loyalist with strong RSS ties
Pramod Sawant holds a Bachelor's Degree in Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery from Ganga Education Society's Ayurvedic College in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra.
The death of Manohar Parrikar, who represented the Panaji Assembly seat, will necessitate a fourth bypoll in Goa.
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.
After meeting with Amit Shah, Vijay Sardesai says top BJP leaders 'seriously looking' at Goa leadership issue
Vijay Sardesai, whose Goa Forward Party (GFP) is a key constituent of the BJP-led coalition government, met BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday afternoon to discuss the current political situation
'Not a setback': Congress says it will continue efforts to form govt in Goa after two leaders quit Assembly
Last month, the Congress had submitted a memorandum to Governor Mridula Sinha, staking claim to form an alternate government.
BJP ally in Goa warns against dissolution of Assembly over Manohar Parrikar's health, urges party to ensure govt continues
Manohar Parrikar arrived in Goa on Sunday after being discharged from Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was being treated for advanced pancreatic cancer since 15 September.