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goa assembly election: Goa polls: After quitting BJP, ex-CM Laxmikant Parsekar says he will contest as independent

Former Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar, who has resigned from the BJP after being denied ticket for the subsequent month’s state Assembly polls, on Sunday mentioned he will contest the election from Mandrem constituency as an independent. Parsekar, a veteran chief, mentioned he has tendered his resignation on Saturday and left all of the posts within the occasion.

At the time of his resignation, Parsekar was the top of the ruling occasion’s manifesto committee for the February 14 Assembly polls.

He mentioned that after his resignation, a number of political events have approached him, however he would like to contest the election as an independent candidate. “I will soon file my nomination,” he added.

The 65-year-old politician was upset after the occasion denied him ticket from Mandrem Assembly section. The BJP has fielded sitting MLA Dayanand Sopte from the constituency, which Parsekar had represented between 2002 and 2017. Sopte had defeated Parsekar within the 2017 polls as a Congress candidate, however joined the ruling occasion in 2019 together with 9 different leaders.

Parsekar was the chief minister of Goa between 2014 and 2017. He was chosen to move the state after the then chief minister Manohar Parrikar was inducted into the Union cupboard as the Defence Minister.



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