GSM leader Subhash Velingkar hits out at BJP for not mentioning Mandovi river casinos in run-up to Panaji Assembly bypoll
The GSM, mentored by former Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar, has opposed the offshore casinos in Mandovi river and has asked that they be shifted from the river to deep in the Arabian Sea
Subhash Velingkar, former Goa RSS chief and Manohar Parrikar's arch rival, announces plunge into state politics
The announcement comes at a time when the Goa BJP is facing immense flak over the continuance of ailing Manohar Parrikar as chief minister.
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."
A relative of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar has filed a complaint against activists of the Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) for allegedly defaming the chief minister and his family members during a protest.
Shiv Sena has geared up to strengthen party for general elections next year and will contest Lok Sabha seats in Goa in alliance with GSM
Goa bypolls counting begins for Panaji, Valpoi Assembly seats: Parrikar, Chodankar fight for key constituency
Counting of votes polled for the two assembly by-elections in Goa on 23 August, will start from 8 am on Monday
The campaign for Panaji and Valpoi by-election will end on Monday with the voting for both the Assembly seats scheduled on 23 August.
Goa Congress president Shantaram Naik alleged Manohar Parrikar was not in the know of surgical strikes against Pakistan until they happened.
Velingkar believes the eventual objective of the Manch was not to win seats but to expose the BJP and its 'betrayals'.
Former Goa RSS chief-turned-rebel Subhash Velingkar on Monday announced "dissolution" of his "Goa Prant of RSS" which he had formed in run-up to state Assembly elections which were held last month.
Just ahead of the Goa Assembly polls, Velingkar-led GSM announced a grand alliance with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Shiv Sena, who were the BJP's allies.
The rift between BJP and MGP in Goa widened after the latter trained guns at Laxmikant Parsekar-government and accused it of taking the state 10 years backward during his two-and-half year rule and the chief minister hitting back at MGP saying those unhappy with the alliance are free to quit and had sacked two of their ministers.
The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) and Shiv Sena announced formation of a grand alliance for the upcoming Goa Legislative Assembly elections.