Goa CM Pramod Sawant presents first Budget after polls with no new taxes

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday presented a Rs 24,467.40 crore Budget with no additional taxes while putting stress on plugging revenue leakages. The Budget was presented in English and Konkani by the chief minister who was sworn in on Monday after the BJP under his leadership retained power in the Assembly elections. His … Read more

Pramod Sawant sworn in as Goa CM, 8 others take oath as ministers

Mumbai: Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the chief minister of Goa for the second consecutive time on Monday, along with eight other ministers. Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai administered the oath of office at a ceremony held at the Dr Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Stadium at Taleigao which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers … Read more

Poll debacle: Sonia appoints leaders to assess situation in 5 states, suggest organisational changes

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday engaged five senior leaders to assess the post-poll situation in five states and suggest organisational changes following its electoral debacle, a day after the state unit chiefs were asked to resign. Rajya Sabha MP Rajani Patil has been asked to assess the situation in Goa, Jairam Ramesh in Manipur … Read more

Congress in Supreme Court against Goa speaker’s order

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Girish Chodankar has challenged the Bombay high court ruling which upheld the Goa Speaker’s order not to disqualify Congress MLAs who crossed over to BJP after the 2017 polls. Ten Congress MLAs had defected to the BJP, after the Congress emerged the largest party in the 40-member House winning 17 … Read more

Congress deputes post-poll observers for Goa, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur to keep flock together

The Congress on Tuesday deputed senior leaders for poll management ahead of election results in Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur, party sources said. While Karnataka Congress chief D K Sivakumar will be special observer in Goa, party general secretary Mukul Wasnik and Chhattisgarh Health Minister T S Singh Deo besides Vincent Pala have been deputed … Read more

Assembly polls: SP in UP, Congress in Goa have advantage over BJP, says Sena’s Raut

Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party has an edge over the ruling BJP in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls currently underway. Goa was facing a “khichdi” situation but the Congress has an advantage over the BJP, which has been in power in the neighbouring state since … Read more

Trinamool rudderless, AAP BJP’s B team, Congress votes intact: Digambar Kamat

The people of Goa will vote in the Congress with a complete majority despite a multi-cornered contest in the state assembly elections, former chief minister and opposition leader Digambar Kamat told ET. Kamat, who is heading the party’s campaign in Goa, said the BJP will face defeat in the polls and the entry of the … Read more

TMC, AAP are parties of defectors, cutting into non-BJP votes in Goa: Chidambaram

A week before Goa goes to polls and multi-cornered contests shaping up, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday termed the Trinamool Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as the parties of defectors. He also said that both these parties lacked a winning potential but they are dividing non-BJP votes. Addressing a public meeting … Read more

BJP has included land, drug mafia into party, will not get majority in Goa: Sanjay Raut

Flaying the BJP leadership ahead of the assembly polls in Goa, the Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made a new face of itself in Goa by adding the land and drug mafia to the party. He also said that the party will not get the … Read more

Fighting Goa Assembly polls was never cakewalk for Shiv Sena, NCP, shows data

The Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the ruling allies in Maharashtra, have forged an alliance for the first time in Goa for the February 14 Assembly elections, but data shows that winning seats in this coastal state has never been an easy task for the two parties individually, and their candidates had … Read more