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Lok Sabha Election 2019, Goa profile: India's smallest state set for clash of titans as BJP, Congress lock horns
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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.

After meeting Congress leader Girish Chodankar, ex-Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar says BJP should 'stop taking him for granted'
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After meeting Congress leader Girish Chodankar, ex-Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar says BJP should 'stop taking him for granted'

BJP leader Laxmikant Parsekar's statement comes two days after Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) chief Girish Chodankar met him at Mandrem, which the former had represented in the state assembly till 2017.

Ex-Goa chief minister says he 'was not taken into confidence by BJP' over Dayanand Sopte's entry into party
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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.

Goa Congress chief thanks former CM Laxmikant Parsekar for 'exposing' Parrikar in alleged mining scam of Rs 1.44 lakh crore
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Goa Congress chief thanks former CM Laxmikant Parsekar for 'exposing' Parrikar in alleged mining scam of Rs 1.44 lakh crore

The Goa Foundation in its complaint, demanded an inquiry into an alleged illegal renewal of 88 mining leases in the state, which led to losses to the tune of Rs 1.44 lakh crore.

Goa Lokayukta denies relief to ex-chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar in illegal mining case, rejects preliminary objections
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Goa Lokayukta denies relief to ex-chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar in illegal mining case, rejects preliminary objections

The Goa Lokayukta has rejected preliminary objections raised by former chief minister of the state Laxmikant Parsekar in a case related to alleged illegal renewal of iron ore mining leases.

BJP in Goa: Amit Shah's fine art of subverting mandate might not reap expected rewards
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BJP in Goa: Amit Shah's fine art of subverting mandate might not reap expected rewards

One has to learn the fine art of subverting mandate from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the wake of the manner the party formed coalition government last month Goa.

Manohar Parrikar becomes Goa chief minister but keeping the flock together will be his biggest challenge
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Manohar Parrikar becomes Goa chief minister but keeping the flock together will be his biggest challenge

Parrikar can add two more ministers in future since the constitutional cap on the size of the ministry in Goa is 12.

Goa government formation as it happened: Manohar Parrikar, council of ministers sworn-in by governor
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Goa government formation as it happened: Manohar Parrikar, council of ministers sworn-in by governor

Votes for the general Assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur will be counted on Saturday.

BJP forms govt in Goa, Manipur: MLA-defection politics not new; Telangana, AP perfected it
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BJP forms govt in Goa, Manipur: MLA-defection politics not new; Telangana, AP perfected it

In Goa & Manipur, which voted in hung Assemblies, the BJP has come from behind in this 2017 version of the hare & tortoise story, and pipped Congress.

Goa Election 2017 Results: Manohar Parrikar likely to be next CM; BJP stakes claim to form govt
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Goa Election 2017 Results: Manohar Parrikar likely to be next CM; BJP stakes claim to form govt

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Union minister Nitin Gadkari announced that the BJP is ready to form the government in Goa. The party has the support of MGP, GFP and all three Independent candidates.

Goa Election Results 2017: Fielding minorities worked for BJP, half its new MLAs are Catholics
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Goa Election Results 2017: Fielding minorities worked for BJP, half its new MLAs are Catholics

The BJP may be known as a Hindu party, but about half its new legislature party in Goa comprises Catholics. BJP’s strategy to field eight Catholic candidates in Goa seems to have worked well for it.

Goa Election 2017 Results: Congress races ahead of BJP with 17 seats, post-poll alliances to play definitive role
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Goa Election 2017 Results: Congress races ahead of BJP with 17 seats, post-poll alliances to play definitive role

Goa has a history of hung Assemblies. Thursday's exit polls had projected a hung assembly in Goa, with BJP likely to lead the table.

Goa Election Results 2017: Here's how the key candidates fared in the state polls
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Goa Election Results 2017: Here's how the key candidates fared in the state polls

The month long suspense over the results is finally over in Goa. Here is how some key candidates along with their parties fared.

Goa Election Results 2017: Parrikar’s name, Modi’s image were not enough for BJP to win majority
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Goa Election Results 2017: Parrikar’s name, Modi’s image were not enough for BJP to win majority

Laxmikant Parsekar’s defeat was a clear indicator that he as the chief minister may have sunk the BJP with his lacklustre performance over his 28- month rule in Goa.

Assembly Election Results 2017: BJP heads for huge win in UP, U'khand; Cong ahead in Punjab, close fight in Goa, Manipur
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Assembly Election Results 2017: BJP heads for huge win in UP, U'khand; Cong ahead in Punjab, close fight in Goa, Manipur

The BJP on Saturday headed for a huge win in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand while the Congress forged ahead in Punjab marked by an anti-incumbency wave in the three states while they were locked in a close contest in Goa and Manipur.

Goa Election Results 2017: Here's a list of the possible chief ministerial candidates for the state
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Goa Election Results 2017: Here's a list of the possible chief ministerial candidates for the state

If exit poll results come true, Goa is definitely headed to deliver a fractured mandate. Three exit polls conducted are unanimous that the state’s ruling BJP may emerge the single largest party in a hung Assembly.

Goa Election Result 2017: In state with history of hung Assemblies, political permutations and combinations will play out
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Goa Election Result 2017: In state with history of hung Assemblies, political permutations and combinations will play out

Smaller states like Goa witness different brand of political permutations and combinations. After 81 percent out of the state’s eligible and registered 11.09 lakh voters opted to exercise their right to franchise on 4 February, Goa continues to witness a slugfest over postal ballots.

Goa Exit Poll Results 2017 as it happened: BJP likely to get 15 to 21 seats, AAP draws a vacuum on debut
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Goa Exit Poll Results 2017 as it happened: BJP likely to get 15 to 21 seats, AAP draws a vacuum on debut

With the polling concluding in all five states — Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Uttar Pradesh — pollsters will start churning out exit polls results by 5.30 pm onwards. Pollsters seem to be divided over the election outcome in Goa.

Goa Exit Polls 2017: BJP managed to get a majority of 21 seats alone in 2012, but may need help from smaller parties this time
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Goa Exit Polls 2017: BJP managed to get a majority of 21 seats alone in 2012, but may need help from smaller parties this time

The exit polls released on Thursday projected a win for BJP in the 40-seat Goa Assembly. The exit polls put Congress in the second lead and predicted that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) might not repeat its Delhi success in Goa.

Goa Exit Poll Results 2017: BJP likely to form new govt, may not reach majority mark of 21 seats
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Goa Exit Poll Results 2017: BJP likely to form new govt, may not reach majority mark of 21 seats

Pollsters seem to be divided over the election outcome in Goa. While the India Today-My Axis Poll predicts a clear majority for BJP, the Huffpost-CVoter predicts a hung Assembly.