Goa By-poll analysis: what does it mean for various stake-holders?

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As the assembly constituencies of Valpoi and Panaji go for by-polls tomorrow, fates of the Chief Minister and Health Minister hangs in balance. This is one of the most high profile contest Goa has seen over the past few years. A question does arise, what does it mean for various stake-holders? Manohar Parrikar is fighting…

Panaji is more than a constituency to the BJP

Manohar Parrikar has played a decisive role in Goan¬†politics ever since his entry in the mid-1990s. Reigns of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) have been trusted in his hands for more than two decades now. Two things were consistent throughout his political career, first being that he has always led the BJP and second he has…

Black gold: Goa’s tryst with coal so far

  The first day of public hearing in regards to the dredging project was held today. ¬†MLA Alina Saldanha, Alexio Reginaldo, Members of the civil Society and concerned citizens attended the Day 1 of MPT public hearing in Vasco. Locals present at the venue complained that the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) was conducting…

With Vishwajeet’s entry, What does BJP and Sattari stand to gain?

Opinion/Analysis: With Vishwajeet's entry, What does BJP and Sattari stand to gain?

Vishwajeet Rane was formally inducted into the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on April 7, 2017. He will soon be inducted into the cabinet with the likely portfolios of Health an Information Technology (IT). One of the reasons why Vishwajeet might be allotted the health portfolio is due his previous experience as the health minister in…

Why Michael Lobo is the ‘King maker’ and not Vijay Sardessai

Vijay Sardessai is considered to be the king maker in the Recently concluded assembly election. However, it is alleged that Calangute MLA Michael Lobo of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) may have something to do with the Goa Forward Party’s (GFP) win in the Saligao constituency. Effectively making him responsible for costing the BJP a…

Churchill Alemao – man of the hour?

“If Congress allots me the ticket I will contest on the party platform, otherwise as an independent.” said Churchill Alemao. There is no denying of the fact that alliances among the political parties will play a major role in the upcoming state assembly election. The congress party is currently in talks with GFP (Goa Forward…

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