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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.
Amit Shah (left) and Nitin Gadkari (right) | ThePrint

After Parrikar’s death, Amit Shah & Nitin Gadkari worked in the background to retain Goa

Nitin Gadkari was the first to fly to Panaji after Manohar Parrikar died, and held talks with BJP's allies. Amit Shah followed as the parties struggled to reach a consensus.
Pramod Sawant takes oath of Goa C M

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.
Pramod Sawant

BJP’s Pramod Sawant, an RSS thoroughbred & ayurvedic doctor, sworn in as Goa CM

Pramod Sawant, 45, is a two-term BJP MLA from North Goa’s Sanquelim and was the assembly Speaker. He is expected to get two deputies.
File image of Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari | PTI

No consensus yet on next Goa CM, says Nitin Gadkari after talks with allies

Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari held day-long talks with allies as the party attempted to keep its govt in Goa stable following the death of CM Manohar Parrikar.
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One-fourth of Goa MLAs in race for chief minister’s post after Manohar Parrikar’s death

Four-time CM Manohar Parrikar's selection for the post was the condition on which regional players helped the BJP form the state government in 2017.
File photo of Goa governor Mridula Sinha | youtube.com

Congress MLAs meet Governor Mridula Sinha & stake claim to form Goa govt

We demand to be invited to form the govt under the circumstances where the current government does not exist after Parrikar's demise, said an opposition leader.
Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

Jawaharlal Nehru’s midnight strike, and voters keep a close watch on chowkidar

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Manohar Parrikar

What bothered Manohar Parrikar about defence ministry: the ‘atmosphere of suspicion’

A friend reminisces how Manohar Parrikar wanted to do something about the overwhelming tendency in the ministry ‘to first say no to everything’.

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File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
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Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

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On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
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.