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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
'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.
Manohar Parrikar to meet alliance partners at AIIMS on 12 Oct, likely to discuss matters related to Goa's governance
Highly placed sources said Manohar Parrikar is likely to distribute additional portfolios to his Cabinet ministers during this week.
'I'm giving them a clean chit': Chief of BJP ally MGP says Sanatan Sanstha not behind killing of rationalists
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party chief Dipak Dhavalikar said the Sanatan Sanstha does good work, but there are some people who want to project it as a group of wrongdoers.
Goa Congress legislators will meet Governor Mridula Sinha Tuesday evening with a demand for dismissal of the Manohar Parrikar-led government.
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".
Manohar Parrikar's health: BJP central observers reach Goa to assess situation, Congress says it is watching developments
Some media reports have suggested that the BJP is exploring alternatives for the chief minister's position in Goa till Manohar Parrikar gets well.
BJP team leaves for Goa to forge political roadmap, will submit finalised options to Amit Shah tomorrow
The BJP needs to make a decision on how to go about the government in Goa as Manohar Parrikar is unable to continue as chief minister due to ill health.
With Parrikar in AIIMS, Congress offers to form 'stable govt' in Goa; BJP proposes merger with MGP and GFP to bolster position
The Congress offers to form a stable government in Goa after Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar undergoes treatment in New Delhi.
BJP to ask alliance partners GFP, MGP to merge with it as demand for new CM grows amid falling health of Manohar Parrikar
BJP leader Michael Lobo said that the party emissaries visiting Goa to assess the political situation in the state against the backdrop of the failing health of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar would ask allies GFP and MGP to become part of the saffron party
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who is unwell and undergoing treatment in the US since 7 March, will return home by the end of June, state Transport Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said on Tuesday.