Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicGoa Assembly election

Topic: Goa Assembly election

‘We’ll not switch sides’: Congress could take Goa ‘anti-defection oath’ to Manipur too

Congress emerged as single-largest party in Goa & Manipur in 2017 but failed to form govt as it couldn’t gather numbers. A series of defections followed in both states.

BJP’s Goa list sparks rebellion: 4 leaders resign, ex-CM says ‘party taking me for granted’

Leaders who've left BJP include a sitting minister, deputy speaker of assembly, Manohar Parrikar's son and wife of one of the 2 deputy CMs. Ex-CM Parsekar considers quitting too.

‘Not my dad’s property to give away’: Congress’ ex-CM Rane denies helping BJP in Goa’s Poriem

Fadnavis said Pratapsingh Rane ' left the seat for us' at BJP’s request, while announcing his daughter-in-law Divya as its candidate for Poriem. Ex-CM has held seat since 1989.

BJP denies Parrikar son’s request for dad’s old seat Panaji, wants him to fight from elsewhere

Ruling party fields sitting MLA Atanasio Monserrate, who jumped from Congress after bypoll in 2019. AAP invites Utpal Parrikar to join, Shiv Sena wants to back him as Independent.

Shiv Sena & NCP take partnership outside Maharashtra, will fight Goa elections together

Both parties will contest 10 seats each. They have nominal presence in Goa & tried to get MVA ally Congress — single-largest party in Goa in 2017 — to join alliance, but failed.

AAP names lawyer-turned-politician Amit Palekar as CM face for upcoming Goa polls

Announcing the chief ministerial candidate, Arvind Kejriwal said 46-year-old Palekar, who had recently joined AAP, is ready to 'even give his life for Goa'.

Why BJP govt’s ‘lifetime cabinet’ rank for Congressman Pratapsingh Rane has Congress furious

Veteran Congress leader Pratapsingh Rane has held Goa’s Poriem constituency for 11 consecutive terms. He has been sworn in as chief minister six times.

TMC sends Oppn unity feelers ‘to prevent backdoor BJP govt’ in Goa, Congress keeps cards close

Statement by TMC Goa in-charge, Mahua Moitra, and another by Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai gives rise to speculation of ‘grand Oppn alliance’ for Goa polls.

‘Not right to shift parties for power’ — why Congress wants to end ‘virus of defection’ in Goa

Over the past five years, Congress has especially been stung by defections in Goa. In 2017, it emerged as single largest party with 17 MLAs in 40-member house. Now it's down to 2. 

BJP is a shop, has forgotten ethics of Parrikar era — Goa minister lashes out at own party

Lobo, ports minister in Goa’s BJP govt and a powerful leader from North Goa's Bardez region, alleged the party had become commercialised and was ignoring old workers.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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