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New CM admits collapse in administration: Congress

Congress on Thursday expressed its happiness the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has admitted that the administration was not functioning properly.Congress was shouting for last many years that administration had failed and there was no governance in the state.But BJP leaders and their allies never admitted it.

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Vijai, Micheal back Francis son for Mapusa by-polls

There is suspense over the BJP Mapusa candidate.Vijai Sardessai and Michael Lobo have backed longtime Mapusa MLA, late Francis D’ Souza son Joshua D’ Souza for the ticket. Here’s more.The Mapusa seat is vacant as sitting MLA Francis D’souza passed away. But there are names that have been reportedly shortlisted by the BJP.

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Dr Pramod Sawant wins trust vote by 20-15

Throwing all kind of speculations to the wind, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant comfortably won the vote of confidence by 20-15 votes.All the MLAs of MGP, Goa Forward as well as all three independents voted in favour of the new coalition government.The only MLAs who voted against the trust vote were 14 Congress MLAs and 1 NCP MLA Churchill Alemao.

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Tears roll down, CM breaks down, House pays homage to Parrikar, Francis & Wagh

It was a really emotional moment in the Assembly on Wednesday. The House was paying homage to the man who ruled the House for 25 years as a firebrand politician: Manohar Parrikar. Tears were rolling down from every MLA’s eyes and Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant could not control his emotions. He literally broke down.

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New Zuari bridge to be named after Parrikar

The under construction new Zuari bridge was yet another dream of Manohar Parrikar, after the new Mandovi bridge.The Zuari bridge would be named after Parrikar. Also with his portraits on two pillars in the river.This was announced by Deputy CM Sudin Dhavalikar on Wednesday in the Assembly.Dhavalikar, who is also the PWD minister, said that providing 24×7 drinking water to …

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CM’s floor test on Tue, claims will complete 3 years, mining priority

Newly sworn in Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant took over the reins on Tuesday morning.He will seek trust vote on Wednesday and then fly to Delhi the next day. He has set four priorities including resolving the mining issue. Dr Sawant started his day on Tuesday by paying condolence visit to the family of Manohar Parrikar at his Taleigao residence.

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Is Deepak adamant on Shiroda? Will BJP split MGP?

Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that it would never split the coalition parties like Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party or Goa Forward. But the latest news is that BJP may go ahead with its earlier plan of creating split within the MGP since Deepak Dhavalikar has refused to withdraw from contesting in Shiroda. It is learnt that Sudin Dhavalikar was made the …

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Panaji by-election could be held on 23 April; ECI to take a call

With the demise of Manohar Parrikar, it is likely that by-election for Panaji seat would also be held on 23rd April along with Lok Sabha and by-elections of three vacant seats.Goa Electoral Office has already intimated the Election Commission about it. Additional Chief Electoral Officer Narayan Sawant says that Election Commission of India has to take a final call on …

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Shiv Sena’s Jitesh & Rakhi to contest Lok Sabha seats

Shiv Sena will contest both the Lok Sabha seats in Goa. In addition to this, Shiv Sena will also contest Mandre assembly seat.For Lok Sabha election, Shiv Sena will field its Goa President Jitesh Kamat as North Goa candidate while Vice President Rakhi Prabhudesai Naik will be the party’s candidate in South Goa

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Parsekar does volte face, will campaign for Sopte in Mandrem

After Ramesh Tawadkar, BJP has succeeded in pacifying another major leader. Former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.Till yesterday, he was threatening to contest as an independent if Dayanand Sopte is made the Mandrem by-poll candidate. Now, he has decided to work for the party and even campaign for Sopte.

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