Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicGoa Forward Party

Topic: Goa Forward Party

Why Congress & TMC’s alliances with Goa regional parties might not be enough to fight BJP

Congress has tied up with Goa Forward Party, which is just one election old. TMC has tied up with MGP, which ruled Goa decades ago but has steadily lost its glory.

Goa’s GFP rules out merger with Trinamool, says Congress has till Diwali to finalise alliance

Goa Forward Party president Vijai Sardesai tells ThePrint too many anti-BJP forces are coming to Goa to fight BJP, says we have to think about a strategic alliance, so votes do not get divided.

‘Joined NDA only for Parrikar’ — BJP’s one-time Goa ally set to partner with Congress in 2022

The Goa Forward Party, which was part of the BJP-led NDA until April, is now in talks with the Congress for the 2022 assembly polls. 

Vijai Sardesai, the biggest loser in Goa’s roller-coaster politics

Goa Forward Party leader Vijai Sardesai saw popularity, success and heady power between 2012 and 2019, before going back to opposition benches.

With Manohar Parrikar indisposed, BJP concerned about ‘go Goa gone’

BJP’s quandary stems from the fact that Parrikar did not groom a second rung and the party has few leaders in Goa who carry adequate weight.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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