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Ankita Powar

Ankita Powar

Asked on 12 July, 2019

Who is Atanasio Monserrate?

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Atanasio Monserrate is an MLA representing the Panaji constituency in the Goa assembly. He was elected on a Congress ticket but recently deserted the party to join BJP.

Hansika Pawar

Hansika Pawar

Asked on 12 July, 2019

What are the cases against Atanasio Monserrate?

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Atanasio Monserrate has been accused of rape of a minor. He will face trial in the case. Reportedly, he also has 14 cases of cognisable offences, including extortion, assault on police, issuing false certificates of education, and a case in the mid-1980s involving illegally cutting teakwood.

Reyansh Banerjee

Reyansh Banerjee

Asked on 12 July, 2019

When did 10 Congress MLAs in Goa switch to BJP?

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10 Goa MLAs deserted the Congress party to join the rival BJP on Wednesday.

Rishika Singh

Rishika Singh

Asked on 12 July, 2019

Why are BJP supporters criticizing the move?

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BJP supporters are criticizing the inducted of Congress MLAs into the party since many of the MLAs had previously deemed the former party "communal" and do not align with the party's ideology. One, Atanasio Monserrate, also faces trial in a case of a minor's rape.

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