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Goa CM Sawant asks three GFP ministers, independent lawmaker to resign; Kavlekar to be his deputy

Confirming the move, Sawant told The Indian Express: "I have asked Goa Forward ministers and independent Rohan Khaunte to resign. Newly Inducted Chandrakant Kavlekar (of Congress) will be the new Deputy Chief Minister."

Goa Deputy CM Vijai Sardesai's 'weaponising youth' remark: Congress complains to EC

Last week, while responding to a question on dilution of domicile clause by the Goa University, Sardesai, who heads the Goa Forward Party (GFP), said they were willing to go anywhere to protect the interest of Goans.

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Sardesai sticks to weaponising remark: ‘Can hit the streets’

On Tuesday, during the launch of his party’s office in the state capital, Vijai Sardesai had spoken on getting “aggressive” to ensure that outsiders do not pluck away plum postings in the government. His party, he says, protested this even earlier.

Goans suffered in absence of strong regional party: Vijai Sardesai

He said the absence of a strong regional political entity has resulted into decisions that are skewed against the people of Goa.

Projections about Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's health incorrect: Sardesai

"Parrikar's health is far better compared to his stay in the AIIMS in Delhi in September this year. He is much better now compared to when we had seen him after his discharge from Delhi," Vijai Sardesai told reporters.

Goa to digitise all historical records

The archives -- a collection of lakhs of historical documents and records providing information about the coastal state and its people -- are presently housed in a Portuguese-era building in the state capital Panaji.

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Domestic tourists are scum of the earth: Goa minister Vijai Sardesai

Sardesai said he preferred a model where the rich visit Goa as a tourist destination, to benefit the state’s poor. “The trick is to attract the rich tourist. That stayed with me. It has left an effect on me."

Owners converting orchard land illegally to face action: Vijai Sardesai

"First Information Report (FIR) will be lodged against land owners and project developers, if they are found to be illegally using orchard land for conversion (into other property)," the minister said.

Walkover for Manohar Parrikar? Babush Monserrate joins ruling Goa Forward, leaves Congress in the lurch

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.

Goa minister suggests shifting off shore casinos on the land

Vijai Sardesai said the casinos should be brought on the land as anchoring them in the deep sea may not be feasible. "Forcing the off shore casinos to shift in the deep sea is not possible. We have to be practical," he said.

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