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When BJP lost its turf & goodwill in Pernem

Panaji: Its rout in Pernem taluka, where two senior-most leaders -former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and Rajendra Arlekar – were defeated by a margin of over 5,000 each, is a matter of concern for the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), party sources said.After 15 years BJP has drawn a blank in …

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Cortalim BJP Mandal wants cabinet berth for Alina

Vasco: The Cortalim Block BJP Mandal along with other strong supporters have demanded a cabinet berth for Cortalim MLA-elect Alina Saldanha, who is also the lone woman elected on the party ticket at the recently concluded Assembly polls.Speaking to reporters on Monday, Block President Joel Fernandes said that “Our party …

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Digvijay apologises on social media to voters

Panjim: The Congress took to the social media to apologise to its voters for being unable to form the government despite being the single largest party in the Assembly.All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Digvijay Singh tweeted on Monday morning saying, “Money power has won over people’s power. I …

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Meet Goa’s ‘red-light’ politicians

Panjim: Political instability from 1990 to 2007 may have thrown up various chief ministers, but some senior politicians have managed to get a red beacon on their cars irrespective of the government in power.Take Pratapsingh Rane, who entered the political arena in the 1970s on an MGP ticket and became …

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Exit polls give BJP the edge, Cong comes close

Panjim: Over a month after Goa voted, the first inkling of what the results could look like came on Thursday when the exit polls projected BJP as emerging as the single largest party in Goa.The exit polls, released by various news channels, suggest that BJP could come close to a …

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United Bhujans wants counting of VVPAT slips

Panjim: United Bahujans of Goa has demanded simultaneous counting of votes through VVPAT (Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail) slips along with EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine).Addressing the media, Coordinator of United Bahujan of Goa, Dipesh Naik said they have written to the Chief Electoral Officer of Goa on this.He said that …

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Countdown to vote counting begins

Margao: The countdown for one of the most historic and scenario changing election results has begun. The District Magistrate has issued several notifications regarding prohibition of vehicular traffic and closure of businesses in and around the counting venue. The District Election Officer has also banned the use of mobile phones …

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60% women, 90% silent voters were for BJP: Parrikar

Panjim: Ahead of the counting on Saturday, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, confident that BJP will get a two-third majority, said that at least 60 percent women and 90 percent ‘silent voters’ have voted in favour of the party.“Women have come out in large numbers…60 percent have voted for BJP. Not …

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