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Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at a ‘Save Democracy’ protest in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sonu Mehta/HT)

Analysis | Loss of Goa bypolls planted the seeds of current turmoil

Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 07:40 AM IST
Sensing disaffection in the Congress ranks and eager to shake off its own dependence on allies, the Bharatiya Janata Party began working on inducing defections, BJP leaders privy to the developments said on condition of anonymity.
Tendulkar, however, did not name the Congress MLAs who approached the BJP.(Vinay Tendulkar/Twitter)
Tendulkar, however, did not name the Congress MLAs who approached the BJP.(Vinay Tendulkar/Twitter)

10 Congress MLAs offered to join the BJP: Goa BJP president

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 06:15 PM IST
After by-polls in the four assembly elections, the BJP has 17 legislators and the Congress 15 in the 40 member Goa assembly
The move will also bring the BJP’s numbers in the Goa Assembly to 14, the same as that of the Congress.
The move will also bring the BJP’s numbers in the Goa Assembly to 14, the same as that of the Congress.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: With 2 am entry of two MGP lawmakers, BJP now has 14 MLAs in Goa

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 10:08 AM IST
Manohar Ajgaonkar and Deepak Prabhu Pauskar submitted the letter to Speaker Michael Lobo along with chief minister Pramod Sawant and state party president Vinay Tendulkar.
The Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party will immerse the ashes of former chief minister Manohar Parrikar in rivers in all 40 constituencies in the state (Photo by Rakesh Mundye )(Hindustan Times)
The Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party will immerse the ashes of former chief minister Manohar Parrikar in rivers in all 40 constituencies in the state (Photo by Rakesh Mundye )(Hindustan Times)

BJP to immerse ex-CM Parrikar’s ashes in rivers across Goa’s 40 constituencies

Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2019 10:52 PM IST
The seven days state mourning for the former CM ended on Sunday while the 12-day period of mourning will complete on March 28.
A ‘Gandhigiri’ bid by Congress workers to placate BJP workers protesting on Friday against the Congress leadership’s strident attack over the Rafale deal went awry.(HT Photo)
A ‘Gandhigiri’ bid by Congress workers to placate BJP workers protesting on Friday against the Congress leadership’s strident attack over the Rafale deal went awry.(HT Photo)

Goa Congress’ ‘Gandhigiri’ bid ends in FIR against BJP workers

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 11:14 AM IST
An FIR and a counter FIR have been registered at the Panaji police station by BJP and Congress workers respectively.
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar chairs meeting of state’s investment promotion board at his private residence amid mounting speculation about his health(HT Photo)
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar chairs meeting of state’s investment promotion board at his private residence amid mounting speculation about his health(HT Photo)

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar holds first official meeting since discharge from AIIMS

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2018 09:21 PM IST
Manohar Parrikar has not been seen in public since he was discharged from AIIMS on October 14, sparking speculation about his health condition with the opposition Congress alleging that his signature was being forged on official files and demanding that the government release video proof of his health condition.
File photo of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar in his office in Panaji.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar in his office in Panaji.(PTI Photo)

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar likely to resume duty from November: BJP

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 08:07 PM IST
According to the BJP, Parrikar, 62, is currently recuperating at his private residence at Dona Paula near Panaji since he was shifted there from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.
On Thursday afternoon, after a meeting with Amit Shah, chief of alliance partner Goa Forward Party (GFP), Vijai Sardesai had said that the BJP was “seriously considering the leadership issue”.(PTI File Photo)
On Thursday afternoon, after a meeting with Amit Shah, chief of alliance partner Goa Forward Party (GFP), Vijai Sardesai had said that the BJP was “seriously considering the leadership issue”.(PTI File Photo)

Manohar Parrikar is our leader, says Goa BJP amid talks of leadership change

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard De Souza
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 11:15 PM IST
The latest statement has only added to the intrigue surrounding who will succeed ailing Manohar Parrikar who had earlier expressed his inability to discharge his duties as chief minister.
The BJP’s central leadership is deliberating over the names of state health minister Vishwajit Rane, assembly speaker Pramod Sawant and state unit president Vinay Tendulkar, Vijai Sardesai said.(HT File Photo)
The BJP’s central leadership is deliberating over the names of state health minister Vishwajit Rane, assembly speaker Pramod Sawant and state unit president Vinay Tendulkar, Vijai Sardesai said.(HT File Photo)

BJP ‘seriously considering’ leadership change in Goa, says minister after meeting with Amit Shah

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2018 08:21 PM IST
Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai said that the BJP central leadership has expressed its “commitment towards giving us the respect that they have in this alliance.”
Goa Governor Mridula Sinha flanked by newly sworn-in BJP ministers Milind Naik (L) and Nilesh Cabral(PTI)
Goa Governor Mridula Sinha flanked by newly sworn-in BJP ministers Milind Naik (L) and Nilesh Cabral(PTI)

Goa cabinet reshuffle leaves several MLAs irate, supporters fuming

By IANS
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 06:52 PM IST
Two ailing ministers were dropped earlier this week and two BJP legislators appointed as their replacements.
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