Politics


I am ready to be the leader of opposition in future

In a U-turn vis-à-vis his earlier stand to lead the State, Deputy Speaker and Calangute MLA, Michael Lobo said Goa was devoid of a strong opposition and therefore was ready to step into the shoes of the opposition leader. “Today, there is no opposition in Goa. Government has to be […]

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If we want to create job opportunities in Goa then Mining should restart

Deputy speaker of state legislative Assembly and BJP legislator from Calangute Michael Lobo on Saturday said that mining operations in the state will resume after positive results in forthcoming elections. He was speaking to media persons on the sidelines of a function in Panaji. Stressing on mining dependants’ livelihood, Lobo […]

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MGP needs to make amends for attempting to merge Goa with Mah

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) needs to make amends for attempting to merge Goa with Maharashtra in the past by now taking the lead to give official recognition to Opinion Poll Day, deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said. Lobo said though there have been repeated demands over the […]

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Archaic rules prevent Panchayats from spending crores of rupees; Govt. must amend TCP Act for sustainable development

Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo on Wednesday called for long-pending administrative reforms in various government departments. Talking to reporters, he cited the plight of ‘Class 1’ panchayats like Calangute and Candolim which are unable to undertake public utility projects due to outdated administrative rules. “These panchayats have crores […]


As a CM, will take stakeholders into confidence; Stop asking votes in the name of religion

Deputy Speaker, Goa Legislative Assembly and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said if he is given the opportunity to become the Chief Minister, he would take all stakeholders into confidence before taking decisions which impact state economy, unlike incumbent Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

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If MMDR Act is not going to be amended, then how do we restart mining?

Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will have to announce the future course of action the State intends to take to resume iron ore mining operations in Goa, which have been shut for the last nine months. Speaking to media persons, Lobo said Parrikar will shortly […]