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.
Manohar Parrikar being pressured to continue as Chief Minister, alleges former Goa unit RSS chief Velingkar
Former Goa unit RSS chief Subhash Velingkar demanded that the state government give an update on the Chief Minister's health
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."
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
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.
Goa goes to polls on 4 February. The 40 seat Assembly will see interesting electoral contests this year as the state is set to witness a four-pronged battle between the Congress, ruling BJP, the new entrant Aam Aadmi Party and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party-led front. Here is are five personalities who matter the most in the forthcoming election:
The bitter electoral battle between a former RSS leader and guru, and his illustrious and politically-powerful shishyas, is fast attaining mythical proportions in this coastal state going to the hustings on 4 February.
In particular, the language in which education is given can become a political issue. Under the noise and clutter of the ongoing elections in Goa too, language lurks as an issue — not of ethnic but of religious identity.
Issues that brought like-minded Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, Goa Suraksha Manch and Shiv Sena together to forge a poll pact seems to have become a bone of contention among them with MGP skipping the crucial issue of grants to English medium schools from its manifesto.
Sharpening his attack on Manohar Parrikar, RSS rebel and Goa Suraksha Manch founder Subhash Velingkar on Thursday said the defence minister is desperate to be back in Goa, amid speculations of his possible return as chief minister if BJP secures a fresh mandate in 4 February polls.
RSS rebel Subhash Velingkar's close aide Krishnaraj Sukerkar will contest on Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) ticket against the BJP in its bastion of Panaji constituency, formerly represented by Manohar Parrikar, in the upcoming Assembly elections.
Equating RSS rebel leader Subhash Velingkar to 'Lord Krishna', the Shiv Sena on Tuesday claimed that he will guide the non-BJP and non-Congress parties to victory in the Goa Assembly polls due next year.
Velingkar, who was sacked as RSS Goa unit chief on 1 September, 2016, said that he would function independently of the parent body at least till the Assembly polls.
Amit Shah should have met protesters and understood their issue during state visit: Goa's new RSS chief
Backing rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar for leading a black-flag protest during BJP national president Amit Shah's visit to Goa in August, newly appointed state RSS chief Lakshman Behare said that Shah should have met the protesters and tried to understood the issue first hand.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday brushed aside questions related to accusations made by rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar, who has accused him of "cheating" the electorate.
AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday made an indirect overture to a leader of a breakaway RSS faction in Goa while appealing to "good leaders" from other political parties to join the Aam Aadmi Party.
The RSS rebels in Goa, who recently floated a parallel outfit under the leadership of sacked state chief Subhash Velingkar, will hold a convention on 11 September