The bypolls were necessitated due to resignations given by the BJP’s sitting MLA Siddharth Kuncolienkar and Congress’ Vishwajeet Rane, from Panaji and Valpoi seats, respectively. Kuncolienkar had resigned apparently to vacate the seat for Parrikar.
Manohar Parrikar congratulated JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar for taking over as the chief minister of Bihar once again with the BJP’s support. “Under NDA government, Bihar will be back on development path,” he tweeted.
“We have reduced the current (coal handling) capacity by 25 per cent and we are prosecuting those who are exceeding the capacity,” Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.
Babush’s joining is significant as him contesting against Manohar Parrikar could well pose a threat to a seat the BJP has been winning since the early 1990s.
In yet another announcement, Manohar Parrikar also said that the number of off shore casinos in Mandovi river would be capped to existing five vessels, which would be shifted to land in next three years. Parrikar also assured the House that the amendment to the Prevention of Gambling Act would be made during next assembly session.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday informed the House that strict action will be taken against policemen involved in criminal acts like child abuse or are found drinking on duty. Parrikar said any policeman involved in child abuse, sexual acts, drinking on duty and encouraging use of drugs will not be spared by the […]
Depression, stress and frustration contributed to 25 per cent of the total suicide cases reported in the state since 2014, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the state assembly early this week in reply to a question by Congress MLA Digambar Kamat.
“The police force has changed and it is not what it used to be some 10-20 years ago. His (a police personnel’s) mental position today is that he is not ready to confront. The Police need to confront, need to be strict so that they can discipline citizens,” the CM said.
Allaying fears of adverse impact on environment due to desilting of rivers as part of the nationalisation project, he said all works would be carried out only after Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) is conducted and approved. He said only navigation channels would be desilted, that too, if required.
It marks out the good politicians from the bad
I would recommend the Government of India that those who consider it as a status symbol to eat the meat of one’s own mother (cow) should be hanged in public. Then only people will realise that it is our duty to protect ‘gau mata’,” Sadhvi Saraswati had reportedly said.
“We had told them (Golden Globe Pvt Ltd, the ship’s owner) that you won’t be able to come to Mandovi river due to weather conditions,” Parrikar said. The company had earlier moved the Bombay High Court when the government refused to renew its casino license.
Three Members of Parliament from the state – Shantaram Naik (Rajya Sabha), Shripad Naik (Lok Sabha) and Narendra Sawaikar (Lok Sabha) will cast their votes in Delhi. Goa Forward Party, a BJP ally, is supporting the NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
Manohar Parrikar who suspected of a “planned attack” has rushed to Curchorem where Pereira is being probed. The attack had created fears of communal tension with political allies too asking the government to take serious note.
Speculations were rife that Congress was in talks with a few legislators of the Goa Forward Party (GFP) to topple the Manohar Parrikar government. Also, media reports had suggested that GFP would split over the candidature for the Rajya Sabha seat.