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Parrikar misleading Goa on coal issue: Aleixo Reginald Lourenco

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PANAJI: The Congress kept up the pressure on the state government with Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginald Lourenco reiterating that the Manohar Parrikar-led coalition government was tacitly supporting Mormugao Port Trust’s (MPT) coal expansion plans.   The Congress MLA asserted that expansion of MPT’s coal handling capacity would only benefit corporates and not Goa.   Responding to chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s ...

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Babush paid Rs 5 crore to campaign for Parrikar, Ashok Naik threatened, alleges GCAF

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  Even as Atanasio (Babush) Monserrate joined the Vijai Sardesai promoted Goa Forward Party, after turning down a Congress proposal to contest for the party, the Goa Citizens Action Forum (GCAF) said that Babush was paid Rs 5 crore and promised that all his pending criminal cases would be ‘settled’ if he campaigned for Parrikar. Since Babush could not directly ...

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We told Goa 2 months earlier, Atanasio Monseratte was compromised by Parrikar, Babush’s joins GFP to ensure Parrikar’s win in Panaji bypolls

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Will not contest in by-poll from Panjim; Speculation rife that two Congress MLAs may follow Monserrate into GFP PANJIM: According to the Herald, in a major jolt to the Congress party and creating a political upheaval, Atanasio (Babush) Monserrate on Tuesday joined the Goa Forward Party. Considered as the political heavy weight from Tiswadi, Monserrate’s entry into Goa Forward has ...

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Govt gave in tamely without a fight and bowed to 6th Casino owner Gopal Kanda, reveals Vijai, adding, “I will not allow the Casino to function” – major differences crop up between BJP and GFP on Casinos

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PANAJI: With the Goa Forward Party (GFP), an ally of the ruling BJP government, asserting that the off-shore casino would not be allowed to function, uncertainty prevails over the casino’s operations, reports the Times of India. ALSO READ: Almost impossible to Move Casino MV Lucky 7 from its current spot, Ship could tilt or break and cause major Environmental damage GFP supremo and town and ...

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Nilesh Cabral blames ‘coalition compulsions’ read MGP, GFP and Vijai Sardesai for Casinos, says BJP against Casinos

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Hinting that coalition compulsions were responsible for allowing the casinos to function in Goa, the BJP on Monday said it is against the Casino industry. While Vijai Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party has recently gone on record to state that he and his party the GFP is against Casinos, one cannot help but wonder who was Nilesh Cabral hinting ...

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BJP’s Vishwajit Rane confirms his father and senior Congress leader Pratapsinh Rane will not campaign against him in the Valpoi bypolls

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  Panaji, Jun 27 (PTI) “He is a father first and then a politician. He will not campaign against me in Valpoi by election,” said former Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane who defected to the BJP and is now the Health Minister in the Manohar Parrikar-led coalition government supported by the MGP and the GFP. This is what Goa Health Minister ...

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BJP govt in Goa will collapse soon: Shiv Sena

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Describing the ruling alliance in Goa, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and comprising two regional parties Goa Forward Party and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and two Independent legislators, as a “corrupt nexus,” Shiv Sena national spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Monday predicted that this government will collapse soon. “Manohar Parrikar came to Goa from the Defence Ministry to stabilize ...

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Will “anti-Casino” Vijai Sardesai and Goa Forward Party do a U-Turn and renew Casino licenses on March 31?

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Casino licenses in Goa are expiring on March 31st this year! And do you know who was the most vocal and outspoken anti-Casino spokesperson and activist in Goa over the last 5 years. Well it was none other than our friend-turned-foe Vijai Sardesai and then his party the Goa Forward Party. It was the Goa Forward Party which would send ...

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Now Goa GPCC head Luizinho Faleiro joins the blame game, says Digvijaya said letter to Goa Governor wasn’t needed

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Continuing with the blame game related to the Congress fiasco on forming the new government in Goa, its state unit President Luizinho Faleiro on Friday said the central leadership failed to collect signed letters of support from potential alliance partners. Faleiro said a letter about emergence of Congress as the single largest party and seeking to form a government in ...

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OMG! Mumbai model offers Rs 50k to person who flings rotten coconut at Vijai Sardesai

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Piqued about the fact that Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai, leader of the Goa Foward Party and his two MLAs who were elected by the people of Goa, because of their anti BJP stance have now joined the BJP and were crucial in forming the government in Goa, Mumbai-based model and actress Arshi Khan took to Twitter to vent her fury. ...

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