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Goa: Congress MLA who defected to BJP to be new Dy CM

“I have asked Goa Forward ministers and independent Rohan Khaunte to resign. Newly inducted Chandrakant Kavlekar will be the new Deputy Chief Minister,” Sawant told The Indian Express.

Meanwhile, a Goa meltdown: 10 of 15 Congress MLAs join BJP

With this, the ruling BJP ‘s strength in the Assembly swells to 27, and the strength of the Congress which won 17 seats in 2017, stands reduced to five. Two Congress MLAs had joined the BJP earlier.


Goa Congress chief says aware our MLAs in talks with BJP

On Thursday, Congress MLA from Cuncolim, Clafasio Dias had an informal meeting of party workers, in which he asked for their approval to join the BJP.

Goa: Missing woman who accused Congress leader of rape found

The news of her being traced was announced by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Twitter.

Goa: Turncoat MLAs cite ‘weak’ Congress future

Earlier this week, Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkar were ferried to Delhi by another Congress rebel-turned-BJP minister Vishwajeet Rane. On Tuesday, they formally joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal.

Goa Congress seeks ban on fish imports over presence of formalin

"Fish imports into Goa should be banned till there is a foolproof mechanism in place to check formalin-laced fish. People should get confidence that the fish is safe for consumption," Chodankar said.


Challenge Mahadayi river tribunal verdict in SC: Goa Congress

The three states had been for decades locked in a dispute over the sharing of water of the Mahadayi river, which originates in Belagavi in Karnataka. Soon after the verdict, the Goa government had claimed it was a victory for the state.

After Varanasi tragedy, Congress seeks audit of under-construction bridges in Goa

Goa Congress Chief Shantaram Naik demanded that the names of all companies who have been awarded contracts, sub-contracts and other responsibilities be displayed at the site of the bridges along with other details.

BJP has no respect for democracy, says Goa Congress

The Congress emerged as the single largest party in the last year's elections in Goa, but fell short of a majority. The governor invited the BJP to form the government which enlisted the support of some of the smaller parties.

Karnataka fallout: Congress in Goa & Manipur, RJD in Bihar meet Governors to stake claim to form govt

In the 2017 Goa Assembly elections, the Congress party emerged as the single-largest party with 17 of the 40 seats. Following the results, one of the MLAs, Vishwajit Rane, resigned from the Congress Party and the Assembly just before the floor test and joined the BJP.

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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar admitted to AIIMS, Congress stakes claim to form government

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to the New Delhi's AIIMS hospital on Monday. With the situation being delicate, a Congress delegation of 14 members approached the governor, staking claim to form the new government in the state.