Karnataka crisis: JP Nadda rejects horse-trading charge against BJP; says new political culture under Narendra Modi
BJP working President JP Nadda said a new 'political culture' has emerged under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and those who are against the politics of 'vote bank and dynasty' are welcome to the BJP.
Goa political crisis: Congress lost 13 MLAs to BJP since emerging as single largest party in 2017 Assembly polls
From emerging as the single largest party with 17 seats in 2017 to being reduced to just five MLAs now, the Congress has suffered a big meltdown in Goa, a state where it was once a dominant political force
Goa LIVE News and Updates: Pramod Sawant says he 'welcomes' support from rebel Congress MLAs to 'strengthen' state govt
Goa LIVE News and Updates: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant, who on Wednesday accepted at least 10 rebel Congress MLAs into the BJP, said, 'They have supported me to strengthen the state government and I welcome it."
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.
Shiv Sena accuses BJP of political drama after Goa CM's death, says party didn't even wait for 'Parrikar's ashes to cool down'
In a scathing attack on the political drama between the BJP and its allies in Goa over the leadership issue, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday dubbed it as a terrible state of democracy, saying they did not even wait for late chief minister Manohar Parrikar's ashes to cool down.
Shortly before the clock struck 2 am Tuesday, Pramod Pandurang Sawant, 45, Goa’s Speaker until that moment, took over as the state’s new chief minister succeeding Manohar Parrikar who died less than 48 hours ago.
Goa govt formation LIVE updates: Preparations are on at the Raj Bhawan for the swearing in ceremony of the next Goa chief minister, which was expected to be held at 11 pm.
Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant likely to be next chief minister, claim reports amid uncertainty over CM post
The leaders of other alliance partner of the coalition government, the Goa Forward Party (GFP) were not called for the meeting.
No clarity on Manohar Parrikar's successor: A look at how numbers stack up on decision about next Goa CM
With the death of Parrikar, the strength of 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly stands at 36. Earlier, three seats were vacant as BJP MLA Francis D'Souza passed away in February and two Congress MLAs had resigned in 2018.
Manohar Parrikar's funeral procession begins, thousands join cortege; Goa CM's last rites to be held at Miramar beach
The funeral procession of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar began in Panaji on Monday, with thousands joining the cortege to bid him a fond farewell
Congress MLAs in Goa head to Raj Bhawan to meet governor as party stakes claim to form govt after Manohar Parrikar's death
The leader of the Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar said the party MLAs decided to walk to the Raj Bhawan uninvited after the governor refused to give them an appointment.
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.
Manohar Parrikar death: Nitin Gadkari reaches Goa to hold BJP state legislature's meeting, decide on next chief minister
Gadkari, who had successfully managed to cobble together a coalition in the state under the leadership of Parrikar in 2017, will be holding discussions with the BJP Goa legislature wing during the night.
The MGP is a coalition partner in the Manohar Parrikar-led government along with the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and Independents. The by-elections to Shiroda and Mandrem were necessitated after the sitting Congress MLAs resigned from the Assembly and party and joined the BJP.
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.
Manohar Parrikar successor in Goa: Ex-Congressman Vishwajit Rane among the top contenders for CM post
The brisk 24-hour manouvering has also jettisoned Vishwajit Rane,47, as one of the contenders for the chief ministerial position, especially with incumbent Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's recovery from advanced pancreatic cancer prolonging for several months now.
In today's politics, even Lord Ram wouldn't get elected without spending money: Ex-Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar
Speaking in Goa, Subhash Velingkar said the BJP talks about zero tolerance towards corruption, "but show me a single minister who does not make money."
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".