According to the sources, the major stakeholders of the Goa’s tourism industry were unhappy with the functioning of the earlier tourism ministry which they said has failed to deliver on many counts. but now with the change in government (the coalition government), Tourism stakeholders of Goa including the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and The Department of Tourism are expecting the brighter future for the industry with the new government in place in Goa. Many of GTDC's big ticket projects such as amphibious bus services, sea planes, and helicopter services are on hold due to various reasons. Also, the multi-level car park facility has not become functional yet.
Based on her holiday plan to Indian Ms. Danielle McLaughlin had arrived in Goa on Thursday, 23 February 2017 and on her arrival, she had put up in the North Goa at Arambol Beach. According to the sources, the reason behind traveling to Canacona was the celebration of Holi (The Festival of Colours) and as per her plans, she came down to Canacona on the 12th March which was the Holi day.
According to the sources, in one of the interviews to TOI, when the reporter asked him, “You are known to be a master of cobbling up coalitions. Considering the disparate groups who have come together, don't you think it will be very difficult to run this coalition government?” Mr. Parrikar said, “I don't feel it is difficult to run this government, otherwise I would not have done it. In fact, we could put the alliance together in less than 24 hours. Rather, in 16 hours we got the support letters and we went to the governor to stake the claim. So much level of confidence only Mr. Parrikar can display as he is known to be the most intelligent politician of Goa.
The voters from south Goa having the Christian majority are more upset on Vijai Sardesai and the same can be seen on the social media. “It is a shame that the man who swore by Goem, Goemkar, and Goemkarponn has backstabbed the people. The man who accused the party of the U-turns is now aligning with the very same party. We should be ashamed of this. Let us pray to God so that these people at least understand what shame is,” remarked a priest in one of the Churches in minority Salcete during the early morning mass on.
After the people’s mandate went against the ruling government in 2017 polls, it was ethically suggested to step down in complete dignity and make way for the another party with the mandate, but completely opposite happened in the case of Goa. With less than one-third of seats in their account BJP under the leadership of Former RM had decided to form the government in Goa knowing the fact that it will be a dependent government, said Mr. Velingkar. According to him, the People of Goa are not happy with this, in fact, the Mentor of BJP himself criticizing the move of senior leaders of the Saffron Party. RSS Chief of Goa Subhash Velingkar has severely criticized the move of Parrikar calling it unethical.
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Meanwhile, the Congress Legislative Committee has decided to stake the claim before the Governor of Goa tomorrow for forming the government in the state. The party has also initiated the legal proceedings against the appointment of Manohar Parrikar on the post of the Chief Minister of by the Goa governor. The petition claims that the appointment of Mr. Parrikar is not eligible prior to contest and winning the election. Mr. Parrikar is supposed to swear in for the post of CM tomorrow in the function to be held at Raj Bhavan.
The 2017 Goa Assembly Election results were declared on the 11th March which was Saturday. The results made Congress a single largest political party in the state with 17 seats in their account. BJP managed to secure the second place with just 13 seats this time and rest had a very negligible share. The speculations of Congress is going to form a government this time started in the media. But Congress, as usual, became carefree due to their victory and switched back to take it easy policy.
The real estate of Goa started booming in the past decades and land cost had gone beyond the reach of the common man in Goa. The obvious reason behind this was the outside investment which started pouring in the state from the major Indian states like, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Gujarat, Pune etc. Based on the information available from the sources, The high-flying Indians who prefer to travel within the shores of India are always in a search of weekend homes. And Goa is always on their priority list with many exploring the possibility of having their second home in the state.
Overcharging customers for the packaged drinking water, Aerated water and bottle of Beer is a common trend across the country and Goa being one the major tourism destination in India has not been spared from this malpractice done by the retail outlets or hoteliers. According to the new development in the Maharashtra, the Legal Metrology Organisation (LMO) has warned all the hoteliers to not to get involved in such malpractice or else they may have to pay for it.
Goa was ruled by the Portuguese for over four centuries and as a result of that, the custom and culture of this tiny state has the deep impact of western influence. This makes the tiny state equally popular amongst the Indian as well as foreigners. The huge volume of tourists pours down to Goa because of its natural beauty and the highly hospitable people. Goa has long been seen as an ideal holiday destination spot. But then why does this most sought after holiday destination is losing its popularity is the most important question before all the major stakeholders of the tourism industry in Goa.