You will be banned like Pramod Muthalik: Sardesai tells VHP leaders

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  • April 17, 2017

A day after senior VHP functionary boasted of ban on beef consumption in Goa, BJP’s ally has said that these leaders will meet the same fate as that of Pramod Muthalik, if they try to incite communal violence.

“I condemn the statement by VHP leader who has said that the organisation will force ban on beef consumption in Goa in next one or two years,” Goa Forward Party mentor and State minister Vijai Sardesai said, addressing a press conference in Margao today.

“As a minister, I want to tell VHP that any law breaker will be seriously dealt with,” he said.


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VHP on beef : Congress feels there is agenda of polarisation by BJP

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With BJP national leaders and its front organisations like Vishwa Hindu Parishad calling for a need to impose beef ban in Goa, the Congress party, condemning the move, has charged the ruling despension at the centre of hidden agenda of polarising people on communal grounds.

“It is a well-planned and well thought out strategy of BJP at the centre.The only hidden agenda behind these statements is to polarise the people of Goa on communal grounds. BJP and its frontal organisations like VHP wants to divide united people of Goa,”Goa pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Luizinho Faleiro told media persons.

“BJP also…

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Parrikar govt’s partners against allowing casinos in River Mandovi

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  • April 14, 2017

No further extension and immediate shifting of offshore casino vessels from River Mandovi is going to be on the platter of the Common Minimum Programme of the BJP-led coalition government- which will be released soon.

Manohar Parrikar-led government last month granted further extension of six months to the off shore casino vessels to shift out of River Mandovi. The Government will be looking for an alternative site for their shifting. This is the third extension granted by the successive BJP government ever since they announced to make Mandovi free of casinos.

The alliance partner Independent MLA and Minister for Revenue Rohan…

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Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar made a surprise visit to the police headquarters

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Police chief Dr Muktesh Chander and his subordinates were astonished when Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar made a surprise visit to the police headquarters in Panaji today.

Clad in blue half sleeve shirt and black trousers, Parrikar first took a round of the Panaji police station located in the same campus and subsequently inspected the functioning of the State control room, above the PS. He then moved to the headquarters that houses offices of Director General of Police, Inspector General of Police, Deputy Inspectors General of Police and Superintendents of all major units besides other wings.

Expect for a few top police…

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Parrikar led govt is unholy bundle of contradictions: AAP

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  • April 13, 2017

The recent divergent  statements made by cabinet ministers proves that the Manohar Parrikar coalition government is an unholy bundle of contradictions, only bothered to hold on to power for corrupt designs.

AAP State Convenor Elvis Gomes said, the coalition partners and BJP are at loggerheads even on issues directly affecting the day-to-day lives of the Goan people such as beef ban, drugs and late night parties and the migrant Lamanis. This is  creating confusion in the ranks of the  bureaucracy and adversely affecting governance delivery to the people.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is running a  government which is speaking in different…

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Parrikar to lift ban on new recruitment

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The Manohar Parrikar led coalition government is all set to lift the six month old recruitment ban in government as well as government-aided departments, imposed by his predecessor, by this month end. In the first phase recruitments ban in educational institutions, of doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians will be lifted next week.

Just ahead of 2017 polls, the then Laxmikant Parsekar government though a notification on November 22, 2016 imposed ban on all recruitment in the government sector for smoother implementation of the Seventh pay commission to its employees. The decision affected nearly 1400 recruitment in various departments- in most…

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Common minimum program by next week; Ban on government recruitment to be lifted: Parrikar

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The coalition government will come out with its common minimum program by next week, said CM Manohar Parrikar.

After the opposition’s criticism over the issue of government’s common minimum program, Parrikar while speaking to the media persons after the swearing in ceremony of former Valpoi MLA Vishwajeet Rane and Dabolim MLA Mauvin Godinho, said, the common minimum program would be drafted in a meeting with alliance partners, which include MGP, GFP and three independent legislators, probably by April 18.

Meanwhile, the ban on recruitment in different government departments and grant-aided institutions imposed by the previous government will be lifted by the…

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Vishwajit, Mauvin inducted in Parrikar-led Cabinet

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  • April 12, 2017

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Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today inducted legislator Mauvin Godinho and former MLA Vishwajit Rane into the Cabinet, taking the tally of ministers to eleven.

Governor Mridula Sinha today gave oath of secrecy to Godinho and Rane, both former ministers in Congress led Cabinets. Sources stated that both the minister would be given portfolios on Monday.

Rane had recently quit Congress party to join BJP after the latter failed to form the government despite winning on majority seats.

Godinho on the other hand had joined the BJP on the eve of recently concluded elections and was successful in retaining his seat from Dabolim…

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We have taken a tough decision, we will stand by it: Rohan Khaunte

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  • March 28, 2017


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Q. You were a Congress backed candidate, how did you come to be in a BJP government?

I was not a Congress backed candidate. There was no Congress leader who came for my campaign in the constituency. They had extended support and we had welcomed it. But priorities then were different. When your house is not in order you can’t stay in it. This is the case with the Congress. You have to take a wise decision keeping in mind the wishes of people from your constituency. In the last five years I was in the opposition and have…

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I am open for all options including fighting on BJP ticket: Vishwajit Rane

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Q. What is the reason behind you suddenly quitting the party?

I was not interested in continuing with such a party which is full of people who had made mockery of the mandate given by people to us. It took so much time for the party to decide just the Congress Legislature party leader. Digvijaya Singh who had come from Delhi was just passing time. We lost an opportunity to form the government. I didn’t want my constituency to suffer by sitting in the Opposition.


Q. You have been openly blaming Digvijaya Singh.

True. He is responsible for all the…

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