The Congress headquarters in Delhi wore a deserted look on Monday after initial celebrations as it became clear that the party was set to lose in both the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections to the BJP.
While the results will only be known on December 18 after the vote count is over, the exit polls are sure to give you an idea of what lies in store.
The list of portfolios allotted to the cabinet ministers of Goa has been unveiled by Chief Miniter Manohar Parrikar today.
Shiv Sena on Monday tore into BJP saying that Goa has a ‘temporary’ government, days after Manohar Parrikar had taken over as the Chief Minister and passed the crucial floor test.
The Rajya Sabha was disrupted today when Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh accused Goan governor Mridula Sinha of committing ‘gross constitutional impropriety’ for inviting the BJP to form a government in the state.
In another setback for Congress, that comes closely in the wake of MLA Vishwajit Rane fiasco, another party leader in Goa, Savio Rodrigues resigned today after expressing his anger in no uncertain terms at the treatment he has been handed out by the party at the highest levels.
After Manohar Parrikar won the trust vote in Goa Assembly, Congress leader Digvijay Singh today lamented that money power proved stronger than people’s power finally.
What followed was a sleepless night for Nitin Gadkari and the prospective alliance partners of the BJP who promised support but with a rider.
The election season is over and days long speculations and debate over who will form government in the two states- Manipur and Goa too came to an end on Thursday.
Goa Floor Test: Rebel Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane has resigned immediately after Manohar Parrikar proved his majority in the state assembly.
Despite coming out of the elections as the single-largest party in the state, the Congress’ failure to conjure an alliance led to the BJP forming a government under controversial circumstances.
Goa Floor Test Live updates: Even though BJP finished with 13 seats in the assembly elections, 4 short of Congress’ tally of 17, Parrikar claimed support of 22 legislators, two more than the halfway mark in the 40-member Assembly.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday will face floor test in the Assembly, barely two days after BJP-led government was sworn in following the election result which threw up fractured mandate.
A section of Congress MLAs in Goa has sought appointment with the party vice-president Rahul Gandhi to apprise him about the “mismanagement” by senior leaders which they blame for the botched bid to capture power.
The floor test for the BJP-led government in Goa, headed by Manohar Parrikar, is expected to be a smooth affair as the combine is confident of the numbers at its command.
A day after Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane blamed his party for not been able to form government in the state even after being a single largest party in the just concluded Assembly polls, senior party leader, while stating that all is well in the party, asked him what he was doing with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in the hotel.
Manohar Parrikar, who today took charge as the Goa Chief Minister, admitted that there was something wrong in governance that resulted in the loss of many BJP ministers in the assembly polls.
With the Supreme Court asking the BJP to prove its majority in the Goa assembly on Thursday, new CM Manohar Parrikar today said another independent MLA has supported his coalition government, raising its tally to 22.
The Council of Ministers headed by Manohar Parrikar in Goa is a mix of youth and experience with strong representation from regional parties which are key components in the BJP-led ruling alliance.
Legal experts did not find fault with the Goa governor’s decision of inviting BJP leader Manohar Parrikar to form the government in the state, but a senior counsel owing allegiance to the Congress had a different take on it.
Within hours of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar being sworn-in as the new chief minister of Goa, Congress party senior leader and senior advocate Manu Abhishek Singhvi taunted him for his unseemly hurry to grab the post.
As far as Goa is concerned, the BJP has clearly given credible evidence before the Governor that 22 MLAs are supporting it.
Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was sworn-in as Goa’s new Chief Minister on Tuesday evening in the presence of state governor and party members.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi accused the Bhartiya Janata Party of undemocratic behaviour in Goa and Manipur; two states where the latter is all set to form governments after falling short of gaining a majority in the legislative assembly elections.
After posting his counter-attack against Congress on Facebook, FM Arun Jaitley met the media today in the afternoon and indicated that the party had lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) even though it had emerged as the biggest party (Congress’ 17 vs BJP’s 13) in the post-election results understanding during which it…
The Goa assembly elections 2017 are done, but as far as politics in the state is concerned, it is not dusted yet. Allegations of dirty politics is flying thick and fast as the largest party emerging after the announcement of results by the Election Commission is crying foul over not being invited to form the government.
Hours after the Supreme Court took the Congress party to task for not approaching the Governor of Goa to form the government in that state and thereby allowing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to move in and stake claim instead, it has now emerged that the Congress had actually made the first approach but had not been able…