- Former CM was the head of the manifesto committee of BJP
- He was also a member of the core committee of the party.
- He was MLA from Mandrem assembly seat for 15 years.
Register: Upset over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) not being given a ticket for next month’s state assembly elections, former Goa Chief Minister and senior party leader Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday resigned from the party.
He had already told that he would leave the party due to non-availability of ticket. Earlier in a conversation with PTI on his resignation from the ruling party, the 65-year-old leader had said that he does not want to remain in the party and will formally submit his resignation by this evening.
Parsekar was the head of the BJP’s manifesto committee for the upcoming Goa elections and was also a member of the party’s core committee. BJP has nominated sitting MLA Dayanand Sopte for Mandrem assembly seat. The seat was represented by Parsekar between 2002 and 2017.
Sopte had defeated Parsekar as a Congress candidate in the 2017 state assembly elections but joined the ruling party in 2019 along with nine other leaders. Parsekar was the Chief Minister of Goa from 2014 to 2017. He was elected the Chief Minister of the state after the then Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was inducted into the Union Cabinet. The BJP has announced the first list of 34 candidates for the February 14 Goa Assembly elections. The state has 40 assembly seats.
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