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 MLA Dipak Pawaskar to be inducted into Goa govt today; lone party lawmaker Sudin Dhavalikar dropped from cabinet
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will be inducting former MGP MLA Dipak Pawaskar, who has merged the legislative wing of the party with the BJP, into the state cabinet Wednesday
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.
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.
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.
After Manohar Parrikar's funeral, Amit Shah says BJP in talks with Goa allies over new CM, will stake claim to form govt soon
Shah was in Goa to attend the funeral of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died at 63 on Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer. The BJP president also met local party leaders in a hotel in Panaji along with Union minister Nitin Gadkari.
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.
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.
Apna Dal's discontent with BJP in UP reveals worrisome trend ahead of 2019: Party must make effort with allies
The BJP's losses in three Hindi heartland states in the Assembly elections came not only as a jolt for the saffron front, but also gave its smaller allies a voice to speak up about their qualms with the party.
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.
The Goa unit of the Shiv Sena on Friday submitted a memorandum to Governor Mridula Sinha demanding that the state Assembly be dissolved.
'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.
Amit Shah to hold meeting with Goa BJP leaders today; plans to discuss portfolio distribution, alliance with MGP, GFP
BJP president Amit Shah has called a meeting of Goa BJP leaders, in order to prevent any political crisis in Goa after the Congress staked claim to power in the absence of Manohar Parrikar, who is hospitalised in AIIMS, Delhi
Goa crisis updates: As BJP looks for alternative leadership, Congress tells governor to not dissolve Assembly
Goa LIVE updates: The Congress party in has staked claim to form government in Goa as Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is indisposed, PTI reported. Parrikar who underwent a series of tests at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Sunday, has been undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment.
Manohar Parrikar is 'fine', no question of leadership change in Goa, says state BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar
The BJP ruled out change in leadership in Goa, claiming Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, admitted to AIIMS, is fine.
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