Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicGoa Congress

Topic: Goa Congress

Goa MLA Aleixo Lourenco quits TMC a month after joining it from Congress

Reginaldo was an MLA from Curtorim and was working president of Goa Congress when he quit the party and the state Assembly in December.

‘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. 

Son vs father in Goa’s Poriem? Minister Vishwajit wants BJP ticket as ex-CM Rane gets Congress’

11-time Poriem MLA Pratapsingh Rane got Congress ticket a day after son Vishwajit told reporters the 83-year-old should 'gracefully retire' or it would 'get messy'.

Goa BJP minister Milind Naik, who quit over ‘sexploitation’ scandal, is corruption-accused too

Goa urban development and social welfare minister Milind Naik's resignation comes weeks before assembly elections in the state. He is a three-term MLA from Mormugao.

Former Goa CM Ravi Naik resigns as Congress MLA, party’s strength in House drops to 3

Naik is expected to join the BJP. In October, former Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro had resigned as Congress MLA and joined TMC. Goa is going to polls early next year.

Mamata promises Goa ‘Navi Sakal’ in 2022 as Trinamool goes all-out for poll debut in state

Trinamool will contest all 40 Goa assembly seats alone in next year's election & party leaders and strategist Prashant Kishor's I-PAC are already camping in the state to prepare for it.

Ahead of Goa’s 2022 polls, alliance talks heat up, but Congress remains ‘susegad’

In 2017, Congress lost Goa govt to BJP despite emerging as the single-largest party, mainly because it had not stitched an alliance with other parties & Independents. 

The decline of Congress in Goa — from single-largest party in 2017 to divided house of 4 now

MLA & former CM Luizinho Faleiro resigned from Congress Monday. He is the 13th MLA to leave the party since 2017, when it had emerged as single-largest party in Goa's House of 40.

Congress asks BJP-led coalition to prove majority in Goa, demands special assembly session

The Congress also claimed that the party had the requisite number of MLAs to prove majority in the 40-member House

On Camera

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Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
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Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

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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