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P’yat polls now likely on June 17

Panjim: The government on Monday announced June 17 as the new tentative date for the elections to 186 village panchayats. The government last week had announced the election date as June 25, following which there were objections as it would lead to a dry day on the traditional San Joao …

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SEC learns of panchayat poll date after govt announcement

Panjim: A day after the Panchayat elections date was announced, Goa State Election Commissioner R K Srivastava acknowledged that the date was not in consonance with the commission’s proposal. Speaking to a delegation of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee which presented a memorandum requesting not to hold the elections in June, …

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Panchayat polls to be held on June 25

Panjim: Goa government on Wednesday announced that elections to 186 village panchayats will be held on June 25 while it has also reduced the number of days for campaigning.The move comes even as the five-year term of the panchayats end on May 20 and based on which State Election Commission …

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No intention of returning to Cong, says Vishwajit

Panjim: A day after Congress announced the possibility of imposing a permanent ban on the return of rebel Vishwajit Rane into the party, the former Valpoi MLA shot back saying ‘there is no going back to Congress’.“I am a loyal worker of the BJP and I have no intention of …

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BJP executive panel to discuss poll results

Panjim: The BJP’s State Unit’s executive commitee meeting on April 21 and will have a session to discuss the party’s poor performance at the 2017 polls and strategy to strengthen its base in every constituency ahead of the panchayats elections in May.“No political agenda is scheduled for discussion. We have …

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Disenchanted workers and voters caused BJP debacle

Panjim: Disappointed karyakartas as well as electorates in several constituencies was one of the prime reasons that led to the debacle of some former BJP ministers including ex-Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.In its ongoing internal scrutiny on the party’s poor performance at the February 2017 general assembly elections, the BJP has …

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Vishwajit to join BJP today

Panjim: Former Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane will join the BJP on Thursday, ahead of the party National President Amit Shah’s mega rally at Campal, on Sunday.Speculation of his entry into the party was on since he quit as MLA and from the Congress protesting the party’s failure to stake claim …

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Davorlim Comunidade elections struck down

Margao: The Administrative Tribunal has struck down the election of Camilo Barretto as the President and his nephew Vicent Barretto as substitute president of Davorlim Comunidade in an order pronounced on March 1, 2017.The order was pronounced in the case filed by Joao Xavier Carmo Santana Miranda who had unsuccessfully …

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Monserrate denies asking St Cruz legislator to resign

Panaji: While speculations continue on how former St Cruz MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate will enter the state assembly, Monserrate, on Thursday, said that he had never asked Congress St Cruz MLA Tony Fernandes to resign from the assembly to enable him to contest by elections on the seat.Monserrate told TOI …

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