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Cong confident of forming govt

Panjim: Congress party has said that it would get majority and form the government in Goa with a clear mandate. The fate of parties claiming of forming government is already sealed in the EVMs on Saturday, the results of which will be declared on March 11.All India Congress Committee (AICC) …

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It’s time for a short break for our busy politicians

Panaji: With the hectic month-long campaigning for the assembly election coming to an end, most politicos are looking forward to a short relaxing holiday with their near and dear ones.The run-up to the elections was extremely chaotic for the state’s politicians, with crucial issues like choice of candidates and striking …

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AAP’s go to guy Elvis ‘caps’ a long poll journey

Cuncolim: It’s 9 pm and AAP’s chief ministerial candidate Elvis Gomes contesting from Cuncolim constituency has just returned to his party office in the Cuncolim market.With curtains down on the campaign schedule, Elvis seeks a feedback on the last day. On the occasion of the Cuncolim Church feast, the locals …

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On election eve, security tightened

Panjim/Margao: With a day to go before Goa votes for a new Legislative Assembly on Saturday, the law enforcing agencies have fanned out across the State ensuring watertight security. There are 90 para military companies comprising of around 8000 personnel in addition to 3300-odd Goa Police force members deployed on …

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‘Alliance with MGP if stance on MoI alters’

Panaji: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) on Thursday said the possibility of a post-poll alliance with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party was unlikely if the latter’s stance on the medium of instruction (MoI) and other issues remained unchanged.”The MGP has to change its priorities. It has to give up contentious issues …

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Velingkar rules out post-poll coalition between MGP & BJP

Panaji: Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) will not join forces with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) post the February 4 elections, Subhash Velingkar of the breakaway Goa RSS prant and convenor of Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) said on Thursday.He said MGP, Shiv Sena and Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) BBSM’s political party …

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Darling of vote splitters, Cipru holds final meet

Margao: Independent candidate Edwin alias Cipru Cardoso held a public meeting behind the Navelim church which was attended by a sizeable crowd consisting mostly of youngsters.Goa Forward Party spokesman Prashant Naik urged the crowd to vote for Cipru to defeat the BJP. He argued that voting for the Congress candidate …

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On poll eve, Goa becomes a meeting place

Panjim: Two days before the State goes to polls on February 4, Goa has become a place for public rallies and meeting. With campaigning ending at 5 pm on Thursday, political parties are making last-ditch efforts to lure voters.Not only the regional parties but national parties – particularly Congress and …

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