Parrikar is Goa CM

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:Panaji: Manohar Parrikar, who resigned as Defence Minister, today took the oath of office and secrecy as the chief minister of Goa.

Parrikar  heads a BJP-led coalition government. The BJP, after trailing behind the Congress in the just concluded Assembly election, managed to muster support of local allies and a few independent MLAs to stich a majority and stake claim to form a government.

Earlier today, the Supreme Court rejected a Congress plea to block the swearing in and ordered a floor test for Parrikar to prove his majority on March 16.

Rahul accuses BJP of stealing mandate in Goa and Manipur

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New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today accused Bharatiya Janata Party of stealing the mandate in two of the three States where the Congress party has won in the just concluded Assembly election.

“Out of five states, BJP won two, we won three (Punjab, Manipur and Goa). In two of the states we won (Goa and Manipur) Democracy is being undermined by the BJP through financial power and money,” Gandhi told media-persons.

He accepted the mandate in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand but at the same time said that the BJP was stealing the mandate in Goa and Manipur through money power.

Apex Court clears way for Parrikar’s swearing in as Goa CM, floor test on Mar 16

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today rejected a plea by the Congress to stay the swearing in ceremony and paved the way for Manohar Parrikar to take the oath of office as the Chief Minister of Goa.

Parrikar will be a sworn-in this evening.

Passing an order in this regard, the apex court directed that the senior most member in the Assembly be made the protem speaker and there should be a floor test on Thursday.

A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, held a special sitting as the apex court was on vacation for Holi. It urged the Goa Governor Mridula Sinha to summon the House for the floor test on March 16

The Supreme Court said all the sensitive and contentious issues raised in the petition by Goa Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Chandrakant Kavlekar “can be

Parrikar to be sworn-in as Goa CM today

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Manohar Parrikar

Panaji: Manohar Parrikar, who resigned as Union Defence Minister, is all set to be sworn-in for a second term as Goa Chief Minister today.

Along with Parikkar, about 8 to 9 MLAs, including two each from the Goa Forward Party and the Maharashta Gomantak Party and two independents, are likely to take oath as ministers

From the BJP, Francis D’Souza, deputy CM till now, and another legislator will be sworn in.