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The big issue Goa parties always bet on to win power

Both Congress and BJP governments in Goa have fuelled the growth of casinos while in power, but vehemently demanded their removal while in the opposition.
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Why the buzz in Goa is all about state bypolls not Lok Sabha elections

The BJP's shaky coalition in Goa is set for another test as any decisive results in the bypolls could embolden the Congress' efforts to wrest power. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in New Delhi | Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

PM Modi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to campaign in Goa next week for Lok Sabha elections

The two leaders will campaign separately in different parts of the state next week.
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Split in BJP’s Goa ally planned a month ago, midnight move was just the climax

BJP, MGP insiders say the two legislators had expressed their wish to Manohar Parrikar to be with the ruling party in return for significant portfolios.

Karnataka raids a brazen display of power, undermine democracy

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Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Both Goa MLAs who staged coup in MGP & merged it into ‘ally’ BJP are now state ministers

While Manohar Ajgaonkar was already state tourism minister, Dipak Pawaskar was inducted into the BJP's Goa cabinet Wednesday night.
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Goa CM Pramod Sawant drops deputy CM from cabinet after MGP merger

Goa deputy CM Sudin Dhavalikar was the lone MGP MLA who did not break away from the party.
Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant proves majority in Assembly

After winning a floor test in the House, CM Sawant urged all members to join him in ensuring that developmental work reaches all regions of the state.
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Midnight political drama in Goa between BJP & its allies a shameless game of power: Shiv Sena

The political drama in Goa after Manohar Parrikar's death shows a terrible state of democracy, said Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamana.
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Pramod Sawant takes oath as Goa CM in late night swearing-in ceremony

Goa's new BJP-led government was sworn-in around 2am on Wednesday with the support of 20 MLAs, including three each from allies GFP, MGP and independents.

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India matlab Narendra Modi: How the PM learnt branding from Coca-Cola

Modi has followed the marketing strategy of fast-moving consumer goods and sold himself as the biggest brand of ‘vikaspanthi’ politics.

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.