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PM Modi to lead BJP campaign in Goa

Panjim: Taken aback by the breaking of the alliance by MGP and the other partners (Shiv Sena and BBSM), BJP will go on an aggressive poll campaign in Goa over the next one month. Starting from January 22, Goa will see a series of election rallies, with Prime Minister Narendra …

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Congress likely to contest 39 seats

Panaji: The Congress party has begun the process of finalisation of the list of its candidates to be nominated for contesting the general elections to the Goa assembly to be held on February 4.As part of the exercise, the central screening committee of Congress met on Wednesday to finalise the …

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Over 600 banners, posters removed

Panjim: With the poll guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI) becoming effective, over 600 banners and posters have already been removed by the authorities from various places in the State. Political parties said they have also started the process of removing the banners and posters and start …

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Electoral roll 2017 published; Goa has

Panaji: The publication of the final electoral roll 2017 for Goa was done at the hands of Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma on Thursday, in the city, which included a total of 11,09,280 voters – 5,62,930 females and 5,45,531 males – besides 819 service electors. The Chief Secretary also released a …

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11.09 lakh eligible to vote in State

Panjim: A total of 11.09 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the February 4 Assembly elections that will bring a new government in Goa.While 49,921 new voters have been registered, 26,731 voters names have been deleted in the enrolment process.There are 820 service enrolments this time and …

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PM, other BJP bigwigs to address Goa rallies

Panaji: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders as well as Union ministers, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address public meetings around the state, during next one month as a part of the BJP campaign for the forthcoming state assembly election.Meanwhile, the state core committee of the BJP led by …

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MGP formally withdraws support

Panjim: Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) on Thursday finally withdrew its support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government, ahead of the Goa Assembly elections scheduled on February 4. Though the move had been announced and was expected since Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar had sacked both MGP ministers from the cabinet …

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New poll panel guidelines to tighten screws on parties

Panaji: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has released a set of ‘first time’ guidelines thus tightening the screws on the activities of political parties as well as candidates, during their poll campaigning, including stringent restrictions on the election propaganda material and rallies/ processions.Meanwhile, the state Chief Electoral Office, as …

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Polls will be referendum for BJP on MoI: Francis

Panaji: Stating that the manifesto of the Bharatiya Janata Party for the forthcoming state assembly election would be prepared around the theme, ‘Clean Green Goa, A Model State for India,’ Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza on Wednesday said that this election would be a referendum for the BJP on the …

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State chief electoral office bans political ads at public places

Panaji: With the Election Commission of India announcing the Goa assembly polls on February 4, and the election code of conduct coming into force, the state Chief Electoral Office issued directions to various government departments including the commercial tax and excise to comply with the guidelines of the Commission for …

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