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Parsekar in revolt mode; says BJP taking him lightly

Panjim: Days after the ruling BJP snubbed him to induct opponent Dayanad Sopte into party fold, former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar has now indicated he would rebel against the party in the forthcoming by-elections. Congress’ former MLA Dayanand Sopte, who defeated Parsekar in Mandrem, resigned from the party to join …

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Congress to approach the disgruntled

Panjim: The Congress Legislative party (CLP) has decided to approach disgruntled BJP leaders in Mandrem and Shiroda constituency for support to ensure defeat of their former MLAs and defectors Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkar for the upcoming by-elections. CLP led by Chandrakant Kavlekar on Tuesday held its meeting to chalk …

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Mandrem BJP workers under Parsekar’s leadership will get me elected: Sopte

Mapusa: BJP supporters of Mandrem under the leadership of former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar will get me elected in the bypoll said former Mandrem MLA Dayanand Sopte. Speaking to the media, Sopte said that 80 percent of BJP supporters have pledged their support to him. Dayanand Sopte in the presence …

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Miscreants set fire to MSWTP dry waste facility

Vasco: Mormugao Municipal Council chairperson Kritesh Gaonkar has suspected foul play into the fire incident at the dry waste facility of Mormugao Solid Waste Treatment Plant (MSWTP), Headland-Sada during the wee hours on Monday. MMC chairperson Gaonkar said that as per available information from deputy chairperson Shashikant Parab, some miscreants …

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Parents, students stage dharna over teacher’s ‘unusual’ behaviour

Canacona: Irked over the alleged unusual behaviour of a teacher of Government Primary School (GPS), Sristhal and the authorities’ failure to take action, the parents and their wards on Monday staged a dharna in front of the school. The parents dispersed following an assurance from the Deputy Director of Education …

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Withdraw and then threaten govt, Gaude tells MGP

Panjim: Minister and Independent MLA Govind Gaude has alleged that MGP is blackmailing the coalition government. “Whatever stand has been taken by MGP should be done by withdrawing support (from the government). It is not correct to threaten and blackmail the government by being a part of the ruling coalition. …

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Is it legal asks the Congress

Panjim: As the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) is yet to respond to Congress’s appointment with ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, the opposition has questioned the constitutional validity of holding a cabinet meeting at home. Addressing media persons on Monday, Congress spokesperson Jitendra Deshprabhu said that though Health Minister Vishwajit Rane …

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Cong vows to defeat Sopte

Mapusa: Apologising to the people of Mandrem constituency on part of the Congress party for Dayanand Sopte’s switch to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), president of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Girish Chodankar on Sunday called upon the electorate in Mandrem to vote against him as he has forced the by-poll …

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Curti-Khandepar gram sabha passes resolution for bifurcation

Ponda: The Curti-Khandepar gram sabha on Sunday passed a resolution for bifurcating the panchayat into Curti and Khandepar panchayats. However, Sarpanch Santan Fernandes and Secretary Sushant Naik said that the final decision on the bifurcation could be taken only by convening a special gram sabha. Before that, an awareness of …

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