Who will be the next CM of goa after Manohar Parrikar
BJP has picked Pramod Sawant as its next CM in Goa, and easily notched up the necessary numbers
How the Goa drama unfolded for Manohar Parrikar: Explainer
ET’s Rashmi Rajput decodes how the ruling BJP reached the magic number of 20. The BJP has 12 numbers and it was trying to get the support of MGP ( 3 MLAs) , Goa Forward Party (GFP) and Independents (3). GFP leader Vijay Sardesai and MGP leader Sudin Dhavalikar drove a hard bargain, both demanding DyCM posts. The BJP reluctantly agreed, but then it was the turn of the two remaining MLAs of MGP to demand ministerial berths. They agreed to cross over to the BJP, leaving Dhavalikar out. The tally reached 20 and Dhavalikar lost everything.
Sources say swearing-in ceremony likely to be at 11 pm tonight.
BJP has letters of support from independents and Goa Forward
BJP tally now at 20 after 2 MGP MLAs join party and Goa Forward (3) and Independents (3) support BJP
Pramod Sawant expected at Raj Bhavan in the next 20 minutes
Pramod Sawant on his way to Raj Bhavan
Pramod Sawant is on his way to Raj Bhavan to stake claim to form the govt
MGP’s Sudin has got offer from BJP for Deputy CM
MGP’s Sudin has got offer from BJP for Deputy CM Post but his other two MLAs are not ready to sign the letter of support to BJP. Both these MLAs are adamant on on the stance that they also want Ministerial berths
Ally problems still not fully over
ET’s Rashmi Rajput reports: MGP’s Sudhin Dhavalikar has been offered Deputy CM.But his two MLAs aren’t signing because they want three corporations and three berths.
Shah, Gadkari hold talks with allies
BJP president Amit Shah, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP Goa MLAs including Pramod Sawant are at a meeting in a hotel in Panaji. Sources tell ET it’s almost done and that both allies have agreed to making Sawant the next CM.
Sawant to be next Goa CM: TV reports
Times Now and other TV channels report that Pramod Sawant is likely to be sworn in tonight as the next chief minister
BJP President Amit Shah,Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP Goa MLAs including Pramod Sawant arrive at a Hotel in Panaji for a meeting
He lived a very simple life despite holding various positions and being learned. His only aim was to serve the people. He worked till his last breath.
The last rites of Manohar Parrikar are now on at miramar beach in Panaji. Among those present are BJP chief Amit Shah, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and NSA Ajit Doval.
Thousands join Parrikar’s funeral procession
Thousands have joined the funeral procession of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar to bid him a fond farewell. The mortal remains of the 63-year-old senior BJP leader were kept in a flower-decked hearse which left the Kala Academy here for the Miramar beach, where the last rites will be performed. Parrikar will be accorded state funeral with full military honours.
The country has lost a son of soil with the death of Manohar Parrikar
– Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra CM
BJP allies demand Dy CM posts
Both the BJP allies – Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Goa Forward Party – are demanding the post of deputy chief minister. Indications now are that the BJP may be forced to oblige both. The BJP has 12 seats and the allies have 3 each. The Congress has 14 seats.
Parrikar: An outsider in Delhi circle who changed the Def Min in a short span
An artist pays his last respects to late Goa Chief Minister
An artist from Amroha, Mohammad Zuhaib, pays his last respects to late Goa Chief Minister #ManoharParrikar by making a charcoal portrait.
यह कांग्रेस पार्टी की असंवेदनशीलता का एक और नमूना है। सत्ता की लोलुपता इतनी ज्यादा है कांग्रेसी नेताओं को कि स्व. पर्रिकर जी के अंतिम संस्कार का भी इंतज़ार नहीं कर सके। आज राजकीय शोक है, यह सभी को साथ मिलकर स्व. पर्रिकर जी को श्रद्धांजलि देने का समय है।