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Only BJP can bring stability to Goa, no MLA wanted to support Congress, said CM Manohar Parrikar

Only BJP can bring stability to Goa, no MLA wanted to support Congress, said CM Manohar Parrikar

Goa
After being sworn in as the Goa Chief Minister for a fourth term on Tuesday, Manohar Parrikar said that the BJP alone, not the Congress, could bring stability to the state and rubbished the Congress' charge that the BJP's coming to power was immoral. He now has to take the trust vote on Thursday (March 16) to prove he has the support of the majority to run the government. Speaking to India Today, Parrikar while conceding that the mandate given by the electorate was fractured went on to add in the same vein that the BJP had a higher percentage of votes. BJP won 13 seats as opposed to Congress' 17 in the 40-member Goa assembly, but managed to win over support from small regional parties to get to the required mark. COMING TO GOA A MATTER OF COMPULSION: PARRIKAR The BJP leader said tha...
Mining can take off Goa to new heights says Parrikar

Mining can take off Goa to new heights says Parrikar

Goa
  Days after NCP chief Sharad Pawar accused Manohar Parrikar of being responsible for closing down the mining industry in Goa, the former Chief Minister on Tuesday said mining can be successful in the coastal state only if mine owners control their greed. “Goa was having 50 MT extraction annually when people started mining around all the places in Goa. Mining can be successful in Goa if they (mine owners) control their greed,” Parrikar told reporters. The minister also said that now mining in Goa has started in a full-fledged manner but within the restrictions imposed by the Supreme Court. “May be another, five to ten million metric tons can be added more to the 20 MT extraction cap imposed by the apex court,” he said. Parrikar said the Centre has got funds worth Rs