Articles about Goa Forward Party

29 Jul 2021

Opposition slams Goa CM for remark blaming minor rape victims

The Opposition on Thursday slammed Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for his remarks on the gang-rape of two minor girls on a beach.

14 Apr 2021

Goa: After GFP leaves NDA, CM says 'they were removed'

A day after the Goa Forward Party (GFP) exited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), state Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the party had already been removed.

06 Nov 2020

Poonam Pandey
Poonam Pandey, Sam Bombay granted bail in obscene video case

Model-actor Poonam Pandey and her husband, filmmaker Sam Bombay were granted bail on Thursday night, hours after their arrest.

05 Nov 2020

Poonam Pandey detained in Goa for filming 'obscene' video

Model-actor Poonam Pandey was on Thursday detained by Goa Police for allegedly shooting an obscene video in the coastal state.

20 Oct 2020

Miscreants' job: Goa's Deputy CM after porn shared from phone

Chandrakant Kavlekar, the Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, courted controversy after a porn clip was sent to a WhatsApp group "Villages of Goa" from his phone. However, he has maintained it was the handiwork of some miscreants.

13 Jul 2019

Goa: 4 ministers, including 3 ex-Congress MLAs, included in Cabinet

On Saturday, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant inducted four new ministers in his Cabinet. Out of them, three were those who quit Congress to join BJP earlier this week.

13 Jul 2019

Goa: Congress MLA, who joined BJP, to become deputy CM

Earlier this week, a setback hit Congress in Goa after 10 of its MLAs joined the ruling BJP. And the saffron party is all poised to reward the former Congress MLAs, accordingly.

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.

20 Mar 2019

Goa: Pramod Sawant wins floor-test in Assembly with 20 votes

Newly-appointed Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant passed the floor test on Wednesday after 20 MLAs voted in favor of the government, led by BJP.

BJP's Pramod Sawant sworn in as Goa CM at 2am

Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of the state to succeed Manohar Parrikar reportedly in a "hasty, post-midnight ceremony".

18 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi
Manohar Parrikar's demise: Next Goa CM to be announced soon

Goa BJP President and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar said the party would announce the next Chief Minister at 2 PM on Monday. A swearing-in ceremony will take place after 3 PM, Tendulkar said, reports PTI.

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.

17 Mar 2019

Manohar Parrikar
As Parrikar's health worsens, Congress stakes claim to form government

As Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's health took a turn for the worse, the Congress unit of the coastal state wrote to Governor Mridula Sinha asking her to dismiss his regime and invite them to form the government instead.

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.

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar calls cabinet meeting at AIIMS, Delhi

In what marks the first meeting of its kind, ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar has called a cabinet meeting at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, where he is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

CM Parrikar clearing all the files from AIIMS: Goa Minister

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's hospitalization hasn't hampered administrative work in the state as he is clearing official files from New Delhi's AIIMS, a senior Minister said today.

24 Sep 2018

Parrikar will continue being CM, changes in Cabinet soon: Shah

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to stick with Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister of Goa despite his illness.

19 Sep 2018

Congress claims it has numbers to form government in Goa

Congress today claimed that it has the support of over 21 legislators in the 40-member Assembly, giving it enough strength to form the government in Goa.

14 Jun 2018

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar returns after treatment in US

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar landed back in India today after undergoing treatment for more than three months in the US.

12 Jun 2018

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to return from US this week

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, who is in the US for treatment of a pancreatic ailment since March, will return to Goa this week.

18 May 2018

Goa: Congress writes to Governor to stake claim to form-government

In the aftermath of Karnataka rumble, the Congress today staked claim to form the government in Goa, being the single-largest party in the Legislative Assembly held in 2017.

17 May 2018

Congress in Goa, Tejashwi Yadav in Bihar, planning a 'Karnataka'

In the aftermath of Karnataka rumble, Congress has said it will now approach Goa's Governor to form the government since they were the single largest party there, back then.

15 May 2018

Goa: Role of regional parties in politics cannot be undermined

The regional parties in the BJP-led Goa government today said their importance cannot be undermined in politics.

05 Mar 2018

Goa-CM Parrikar may go abroad for treatment after Mumbai health-check-up

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar will go to Mumbai today for a health check-up and if needed, may even go abroad for further treatment, his office said.

25 Jan 2018

Karnataka bandh over Mahadayi river dispute disrupts normal life

A state-wide bandh disrupted life in Karnataka. Pro-Kannada outfits called for a bandh demanding PM Narendra Modi's intervention in the inter-state Mahadayi river water row with neighbouring Goa.

Parrikar proves majority in Goa

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar proved his majority during the floor test in the Goa assembly.

Supreme Court advances Goa floor test

The SC has advanced the floor test by the Parrikar government in Goa to 16 March. The court rejected a plea by the Congress to hold a composite floor test.

Manohar Parrikar sworn-in as Goa's Chief Minister

BJP leader Manohar Parrikar has taken oath as the Chief Minister of Goa. He took the oath in Konkani.

Manohar Parrikar appointed Goa CM

Governor Mridula Sinha has invited Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to form the government in Goa after the BJP concluded hasty negotiations with independents and smaller candidates. The BJP has shown support of 21 MLAs.

Goa's future undecided, 2 constituencies remain

In Goa, Congress has secured 17 seats and the BJP is trailing behind with 13 seats.

Goa: Congress leads in early trends, CM Parsekar loses seat

Counting for the 40 seats in Goa began at 8:30am on March 11. In a big blow to BJP, CM Laxmikant Parsekar lost his Mandrem seat. There are speculations that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will return as CM if BJP wins.