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Goa polls: Shiv Sena says will ‘support’ Utpal Parrikar. But there's a condition

Goa assembly election 2022: Utpal, the son of late former CM Manohar Parrikar, should contest next month's polls as an independent, said Sena MP Sanjay Raut.
Utpal Parrikar son of late former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar. (Utpal Parrikar/Twitter)
Utpal Parrikar son of late former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar. (Utpal Parrikar/Twitter)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 04:58 PM IST
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Kejriwal says Utpal welcome to AAP as BJP denies ticket to Parrikar's son

Goa Polls 2022: Kejriwal said BJP has adopted use and throw policy even with the Parrikar family and this makes Goans sad. Fadnavis said talks are on with Utpal for other seats, not Panaji, as it is not fair to deny the ticket to the sitting MLA. 
Kejriwal said he always respected former Goa CM and former defence minister Manohar Parrikar.
Kejriwal said he always respected former Goa CM and former defence minister Manohar Parrikar.
Published on Jan 20, 2022 02:18 PM IST
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BJP announces candidate list for Goa polls, CM Sawant to contest from Sanquelim

  • Goa Devendra Fadnavis made the announcement and said that deputy chief minister Manohar Ajgaonkar will be contesting from Margao Assembly constituency.
BJP leader Arun Singh and BJP Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis announce the list of party candidates for Goa assembly polls, at BJP HQ in New Delhi, (PTI)
BJP leader Arun Singh and BJP Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis announce the list of party candidates for Goa assembly polls, at BJP HQ in New Delhi, (PTI)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 01:59 PM IST
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Goa elections: Shiv Sena, NCP declare alliance; say Congress not interested

Goa elections: All the three parties are part of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in Maharashtra.
NCP leader Praful Patel with Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut addressing a joint press conference, in Bambolim on Wednesday. The two parties announced an alliance for the Goa elections and said Congress did not respond to their proposal of fighting the polls togethers. (ANI)
NCP leader Praful Patel with Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut addressing a joint press conference, in Bambolim on Wednesday. The two parties announced an alliance for the Goa elections and said Congress did not respond to their proposal of fighting the polls togethers. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 05:31 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondents, Panaji/new Delhi

Goa elections: AAP declares Amit Palekar as CM face

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced the name of lawyer-turned-politician Amit Palekar as the party’s CM face for next month’s assembly elections in Goa.
AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal with the party’s CM face Amit Palekar, ahead of the Goa assembly elections, in Panaji on Wednesday. (ANI)
AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal with the party’s CM face Amit Palekar, ahead of the Goa assembly elections, in Panaji on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 05:34 AM IST
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ByGerard de Souza, Panaji

Goa polls: NCP allies with Sena, says offer to Congress for joint fight in vain 

NCP leader Praful Patel said his party made an offer to Congress to jointly contest Goa polls, but in vain. “They neither said yes nor no,” he added.
File image of NSP leader Praful Patel.
File image of NSP leader Praful Patel.
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 04:06 PM IST
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Goa election: AAP names Amit Palekar as its chief ministerial candidate

  • Goa election 2022: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) failed to win a single seat in the 2017 assembly elections despite running an ambitious campaign.
Goa election 2022: AAP CM candidate Advocate Amit Palekar.
Goa election 2022: AAP CM candidate Advocate Amit Palekar.
Published on Jan 19, 2022 12:15 PM IST
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TMC, Cong, AAP release separate candidate lists for Goa; tie-up ruled out

Goa goes to the polls on February 14 to elect members to its legislative assembly. The counting will be held on March 10.
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal joins a door-to-door campaign at Shiroda, in south Goa, ahead of next month’s elections. His party, along with the TMC and Congress, on Tuesday released separate list of candidates, putting to rest speculation over a grand opposition alliance to fight the BJP in the state. (ANI)
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal joins a door-to-door campaign at Shiroda, in south Goa, ahead of next month’s elections. His party, along with the TMC and Congress, on Tuesday released separate list of candidates, putting to rest speculation over a grand opposition alliance to fight the BJP in the state. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 05:04 AM IST
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ByGerard de Souza, Panaji

Goa polls 2022: Congress fields ex-BJP minister Michael Lobo from Calangute

Michael Lobo recently joined the Congress along with his wife Delilah days after resigning from the cabinet.
File photo of former BJP MLA Michael Lobo joining the Congress in Panaji.(PTI)
File photo of former BJP MLA Michael Lobo joining the Congress in Panaji.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 03:59 PM IST
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‘Faced backlash’: Reginaldo Lourenco on why he quit Goa TMC within a month

  • Goa assembly election: Reginaldo Lourenco, who quit the TMC within a month of joining the party, said he was “promised a new dawn, but nothing materialised".
Former Congress legislator Reginaldo Lourenco joined Mamata Banerjee's TMC just a month before parting ways with the party(Twitter/Goa Congress)
Former Congress legislator Reginaldo Lourenco joined Mamata Banerjee's TMC just a month before parting ways with the party(Twitter/Goa Congress)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 04:37 AM IST
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ByGerard de Souza, Panaji

Goa polls: Raut has a message for non-BJP parties as ‘tribute to Manoharbhai’

Sena MP Sanjay Raut said non-BJP parties should not field a candidate against Utpal Parrikar if he decides to contest from the Panaji Assembly seat as an independent.
File photo of Shiv Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut (HT_PRINT)
File photo of Shiv Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut (HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 04:26 PM IST
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Goa assembly polls: Congress CEC to meet for selection of candidates today

Congress released its first list of candidates for the Goa assembly polls on December 16 in which the party had announced eight candidates.
Congress to hold video meeting for selection of candidates in Goa polls today. (HT file)
Congress to hold video meeting for selection of candidates in Goa polls today. (HT file)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 06:52 AM IST
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Ahead of polls, Kejriwal releases AAP’s 13-point agenda for Goa

Kejriwal, who is on a two-day visit to the coastal state, said that with his promises each family in Goa will be able to save 10 lakh during the five-year tenure of his party’s government if elected to power
AAP convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at a door-to-door campaign in Shiroda,South Goa on Sunday. (ANI)
AAP convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at a door-to-door campaign in Shiroda,South Goa on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:58 AM IST
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Goa Assembly polls 2022: Kejriwal makes 13 guarantees if AAP voted to power

Having lost its hard-fought space over the past few years, the AAP is back in business with an aggressive campaign, led by Kejriwal. 
AAP's national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(Screengrab)
AAP's national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(Screengrab)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 12:19 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Goa assembly polls 2022: CM Pramod Sawant leaves for Delhi, BJP list may be out

  • The Goa Assembly election is scheduled to take place on February 14 and results will be announced along with four other states on March 10.
Goa CM Pramod Sawant had earlier told reporters the party's parliamentary board will finalise the names of candidates for the polls on January 16, a day after BJP functionaries meet with the top brass. (File photo)
Goa CM Pramod Sawant had earlier told reporters the party's parliamentary board will finalise the names of candidates for the polls on January 16, a day after BJP functionaries meet with the top brass. (File photo)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 10:54 AM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Goa assembly polls 2022: BJP may not contest from two Christian-dominated seats

The two seats are Benaulim and Nuvem that are represented by Churchill Alemao and Wilfred D'Sa. Assembly election is slated to be held on February 14. 
Representational image.
Representational image.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 12:47 PM IST
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Why Michael Lobo’s switch is a shot in the arm for Goa Congress

Goa assembly elections: Michael Lobo, along with his wife Delilah, joined the Congress on Tuesday evening promising to help the party win a majority in the state.
Goa assembly elections: Former BJP MLA Michael Lobo interacts with media after joining Congress ahead of the Goa Assembly elections in Panaji on Tuesday, January 11. (PTI)
Goa assembly elections: Former BJP MLA Michael Lobo interacts with media after joining Congress ahead of the Goa Assembly elections in Panaji on Tuesday, January 11. (PTI)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 12:59 AM IST
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ByGerard de Souza

Goa elections: TMC, AAP will split non-BJP votes, says Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday said that if the AAP and the TMC fielded candidates and secured some votes in the upcoming assembly elections in Goa, in effect they would be splitting the non-BJP vote.
Congress Rajya Sabha MP P Chidambaram said if the AAP and the TMC fielded candidates and secured some votes in the upcoming Goa assembly elections, in effect they would be splitting the non-BJP vote. (ANI)
Congress Rajya Sabha MP P Chidambaram said if the AAP and the TMC fielded candidates and secured some votes in the upcoming Goa assembly elections, in effect they would be splitting the non-BJP vote. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 01:56 AM IST
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“You give ticket to criminal and...’: Parrikar’s son Utpal pans Goa BJP leaders

Utpal Parrikar has been keen to contest from the Panaji seat represented by father Manohar Parrikar for over 25 years but the BJP made it clear being a leader’s son didn’t automatically qualify him for the ticket.
Former Goa chief minister Utpal Parrikar’s son Utpal responded to the Goa BJP leadership’s stress on winnability of candidates, asking if integrity and character don’t matter. (Twitter/Uparrikar)
Former Goa chief minister Utpal Parrikar’s son Utpal responded to the Goa BJP leadership’s stress on winnability of candidates, asking if integrity and character don’t matter. (Twitter/Uparrikar)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 11:51 PM IST
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ByGerard de Souza

Goa polls 2022: MGP to announce first list of candidates today

The party, which formed Goa's first government post liberation from Portuguese rule, is contesting the upcoming polls in alliance with Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress.
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee with MGP leaders after announcing alliance for Goa elections. (ANI)
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee with MGP leaders after announcing alliance for Goa elections. (ANI)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 06:12 AM IST
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Alliance talks on with TMC, Congress for Goa elections: Pawar

Pawar predicted a regime change in Uttar Pradesh -- where the NCP is allied with the coalition led by the Samajwadi Party (SP) -- saying the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will lose.
The NCP is in talks with TMC and Congress for an alliance ahead of Goa elections, Sharad Pawar said. (HT Photo)
The NCP is in talks with TMC and Congress for an alliance ahead of Goa elections, Sharad Pawar said. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 12:27 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Former Goa minister Michael Lobo joins Congress day after quitting BJP

Michael Lobo, who represented the Calangute Assembly constituency, said the voters told him the BJP is no more a party of the common people and that grass-root level workers were feeling ignored by the party.
Michael Lobo and his wife Delilah Lobo join the Congress in Panaji on Tuesday. (ANI Twitter)
Michael Lobo and his wife Delilah Lobo join the Congress in Panaji on Tuesday. (ANI Twitter)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 09:33 PM IST
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Goa polls: Independent MLA, minister Govind Gaude to join BJP

“I respect the invitation extended by the BJP to join them. I have been with them for the last five years and have worked closely with them,” Govind Gaude said. 
Independent MLA, minister Govind Gaude to join BJP.(Representative image)
Independent MLA, minister Govind Gaude to join BJP.(Representative image)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 06:48 PM IST
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Trinamool Congress launches campaign song for Goa assembly elections

The voting in assembly elections in Goa will be held on February 14, in a single phase. The incumbent BJP government, led by chief minister Pramod Sawant, is being challenged by the Trinamool Congress and other parties.
Goa Trinamool Congress (TMC) in-charge Mahua Moitra (left) and fellow party leader Sandeep Vazarkar address a press conference in Panjim.(ANI File Photo)
Goa Trinamool Congress (TMC) in-charge Mahua Moitra (left) and fellow party leader Sandeep Vazarkar address a press conference in Panjim.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 12:08 PM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Congress to explore TMC tie-up in Goa

The two parties have fought elections together in the past but recent exchanges have been marked by bitterness.
Kolkata: Luizinho Faleiro, former chief minister of Goa and Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha candidate, files his nomination, at West Bengal Legislative Assembly, in Kolkata, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI11_15_2021_000140A) (PTI)
Kolkata: Luizinho Faleiro, former chief minister of Goa and Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha candidate, files his nomination, at West Bengal Legislative Assembly, in Kolkata, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI11_15_2021_000140A) (PTI)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 11:50 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

In Saamana, Shiv Sena’s surprise attack on Mamata Banerjee’s TMC over Goa polls

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC Goa push will benefit the BJP, and questioned TMC and AAP’s source of funds to secure support from established Goa politicians.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut’s harshly-worded critique of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinimool Congress’s effort to make inroads in Goa comes as a surprise because of Mamata Banerjee’s warm relations with Shiv Sena boss Uddhav Thackeray. (ANI)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut’s harshly-worded critique of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinimool Congress’s effort to make inroads in Goa comes as a surprise because of Mamata Banerjee’s warm relations with Shiv Sena boss Uddhav Thackeray. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 09, 2022 01:36 PM IST
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New entrant and alliances change the poll landscape

  • As things stand, it is the BJP, made up of more than half the MLAs brought over from the Congress post the 2017 elections, versus two coalitions -- the Congress and Goa Forward Party, and new entrant Trinamool Congress and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party.
Representative image (PTI)
Representative image (PTI)
Published on Jan 09, 2022 03:32 AM IST
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ByGerard de Souza, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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