Digambar Kamat: News

Digambar Kamat is an Indian politician who served as the Chief Minister of Goa from June 2007 to March 2012. He is serving as the Leader of Opposition in the Goa Legislative Assembly, as of 2021. Kamat is also serving as the President of the Swimming Federation of India, as of 2021. He was born on March 8, 1954, in Goa and holds a bachelor’s degree in science. Kamat began his political career as a member of the Indian National Congress. He later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party Coalition government in 1994. In 2005, he joined the Indian National Congress again in support of the Margao constituency voters’ referendum choice. Kamat was the only single choice to lead Goa as Chief Minister for a full term of 2007-2012. During Kamat’s tenure as Goa’s Chief Minister, the state’s economic and social success hit new heights of gross domestic product. He is married to Asha and the couple has two children. Kamat is also passionate about badminton and swimming.

14 Sep 2022


Goa Congress in tatters: 8 of 11 MLAs join BJP

In yet another big blow to the already crumbling Indian National Congress (INC), eight of its 11 MLAs in Goa switched to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday.

07 Feb 2020


Alcohol to become expensive in Goa: Here's why

Goa's celebrated tag of providing cheap liquor may be snatched away soon, as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant hiked rates in the maiden budget that he presented on Thursday.

11 Jul 2019


Amid Karnataka crisis, 10 Congress MLAs quit in Goa

While the Congress is dealing with an acute crisis in Karnataka, it suffered a major setback in Goa after 10 of its 15 MLAs quit to join the state's ruling party BJP.

18 Mar 2019


After Manohar Parrikar's demise, who will now be Goa's CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died on Sunday, after battling pancreatic cancer for months. With his demise, politics in the coastal state entered a phase of uncertainty and soon two meetings were held in two separate settings.

Goa mining: Several ministers, politicians to support GMPF's Delhi protest

Several ministers and politicians from Goa are expected to visit New Delhi to offer support to Goa Mining People's Front (GMPF), who is scheduled to begin a three-day protest tomorrow to press for the resumption of mining in the state.

09 Feb 2017

Narendra Modi

EC: Capt. Amarinder can use personal lock at Lambi strong-room

On Wednesday, the Election Commission stated that it is legally okay for Captain Amarinder Singh to put a personal lock on the strong room, where electronic voting machines (EVMs) of Lambi constituency have been kept.

06 Feb 2017

Narendra Modi

Congress, AAP confident of victory in Punjab

Both the AAP as well as the Congress expressed confidence that their campaigning was sufficient to oust the SAD-BJP from the state.

05 Feb 2017

Narendra Modi

Goa: First-time women voters get pink teddy bears

Officials in Goa gave away 600 pink teddy bears to first-time women voters in the state.

04 Feb 2017

Narendra Modi

Goa witnesses its highest voter turnout at 83%

EC officials announced final voter turnout for polling in Punjab and Goa in their media brief.

04 Feb 2017

Narendra Modi

So far, Goa voter turnout - 67%, Punjab - 48%

As of 3pm, Goa has recorded an overall voter turnout of 67%. In Punjab, the overall voter turnout is 48% (as of 2:30 pm).

04 Feb 2017

Narendra Modi

Goa and Punjab go to polls to decide next CM

Goa and Punjab go to polls on February 4 as assembly elections begin in five states.