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Dissatisfied over ‘neglect’ of 2 wards, CCP councillor quits BJP

Panaji: The dissidence brewing among the senior state-level members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against the leadership of the local unit of the party, has now percolated into the younger members of the party, with its councillor at the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Rupesh Halarnkar tendering …

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Velingkar joins politics, vows to eradicate Goa’s problems

Porvorim: Former RSS Chief in Goa Subhash Velingkar has finally jumped into politics curtailing his 50-year-old non political innings through Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM). Velingkar’s entry in politics is timed when Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is seriously ailing and State will witness Lok Sabha elections in a couple of months. …

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Overhaul state BJP unit: rebels

Mapusa: Senior BJP leader and former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday demanded that the state BJP unit must be overhauled and reformulated and unit president Vinay Tendulkar should resign in the interest of the party. Talking to media persons after attending a crucial meeting of rebellious senior BJP leaders …

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Cong urges Parsekar to work against Sopte in by-election

Panjim: Congress on Thursday urged BJP leader and former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar to work against saffron party’s candidate Dayanand Sopte for Mandrem by-polls, in a bid to retain his self respect. Addressing media persons, Congress spokesperson Adv Ramakant Khalap confirmed that party president Girish Chodankar met Parsekar in Mandrem …

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BJP stands exposed for cheating: GPCC

Panjim: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President Girish Chodankar, on Thursday, said the BJP Government stands exposed for cheating the mining dependants in Goa. Reacting to the news report on mining issue, he said, “BJP has achieved its objective of closing mining in Goa to deprive the Bahujan Samaj another …

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5 Pilgao panchayat members join GFP

Panjim: Five ruling panchas including the Sarpanch of Pilgao panchayat joined the Goa Forward Party (GFP) on Thursday, five days after the party claimed that it has established framework in eight assembly constituencies at present while their base would increase to double digit by next year. Sarpanch Pradip Naik, Deputy …

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Five ‘aggrieved’ BJP leaders discuss political developments

Mapusa: Five ‘aggrieved’ BJP leaders, who, in the recent past, criticized its core committee’s functioning, held a meeting at the house of the former urban development minister, Francis D’Souza at Mapusa on Thursday evening. The meeting was attended by Laxmikant Parsekar, Mahadev Naik, Dayanand Mandrekar and Anant Shet, who demanded …

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Fragile political alliances in Goa

The political developments in the last 30 days may have surely given Goans a sense of déjà vu. With BJP’s Laxmikant Parsekar appearing to revolt, and two Congress MLAs joining the BJP, Goans may have remembered the decades of political instability from the 1970s. The logical question to ask, therefore, …

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