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Confusion between BJP, MGP on Shiroda by-poll continues

Panjim: The confusion between alliance partners BJP and MGP on contesting the Shiroda by-election continues. Even as BJP senior leaders Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari managed to arm-twist the MGP, the oldest regional political outfit is not coming out open on its decision. On Monday, BJP leaders eked out a …

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Babush wants to contest Panjim seat, admits Vijai

Panjim: Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai on Wednesday acknowledged that his party colleague Atanasio alias Babush Monserrate had informed him of his intentions to contest the Panjim by-poll. Monserrate had on Tuesday told Herald that he would contest Panjim by-poll after the seat fell vacant following death of former chief …

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Mahadev Naik meets Kamat for ‘apolitical’ discussion

Margao: Former BJP Minister and present Congressman from Shiroda Mahadev Naik on Wednesday met the former chief minister Digamber Kamat at his residence. Though he denied that it was a political visit, Mahadev did opine that the campaigning in Shiroda would at least require two months for a clear win. …

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CM to meet President, PM during Delhi visit today

Panaji: New Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant will visit New Delhi on Thursday evening. During his maiden visit to the national capital after being sworn in as the Chief Minister, he will meet President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, national president of Bharatiya Janata Party Amit Shah and …

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Sawant sails through Confidence motion

Porvorim: Following two days of political drama, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant on Wednesday proved the majority of his BJP-led government in the Assembly, comfortably winning a floor test in the House. Twenty MLAs for the motion of confidence, 15 voted against it. Besides 11 members from BJP, three each …

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Suspense continues over BJP’s candidate for Mapusa seat

Panjim: The suspense over BJP’s candidate for Mapusa by-polls continues as party’s Central Election Committee (CEC) on Tuesday withheld the announcement. BJP State President Vinay Tendulkar had already confirmed Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte for Shiroda and Mandrem constituencies. Similarly, the upcoming Lok Sabha polls would once again have incumbent …

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ECI informed about Panjim seat vacancy

Panjim: The Office of the Chief Electoral officer (CEO) has informed the Election Commission of India (ECI) about the Panjim assembly constituency seat having fallen vacant with demise of sitting MLA and chief minister Manohar Parrikar. Parrikar, who was suffering from pancreatic cancer since last one year, died on March …

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CM Sawant takes charge

Panjim: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant assumed charge as the new CM of Goa at around 12.45pm, nearly 11 hours after taking oath of office and secrecy. Before taking charge, Sawant reached out to the grieving family of the departed ex-CM Manohar Parrikar, whom he considers his mentor. Accompanied by …

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No matter how difficult the crisis is, Gadkari comes to the BJP’s rescue

Panjim: Cultural closeness coupled with goodwill with the Dhavalikar brothers, acceptance amongst BJP leaders in Goa as well as sanctioning numerous mega infrastructural projects to the coastal State; have made Union Minister Nitin Gadkari the best bet when it comes to troubleshooting political crisis in the BJP-led coalition. He has …

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Let CM handle portfolio, govt will be stable: GFP chief

Margao: The Goa Forward Party President Vijai Sardesai has left the job of allocation of portfolios to the Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant, while maintaining that the Lok Sabha election will have a bearing on the states result. Sardesai said that the portfolio distribution is a prerogative of the …

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