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January 13, 2017 01:54 PM
Incumbent Chief Minister of Goa Laxmikanth Parsekar is not going to be the BJP's chief ministerial candidate for the coming assembly elections i..... Read More
July 22, 2015 06:22 PM
The AAP on Wednesday alleged that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, when he was Goa's chief minister, awarded a consultancy contract to the now..... Read More
April 09, 2015 09:51 AM
Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday asked a minister and an MLA to immediately stop squabbling over the cultural merits and demerits ..... Read More
April 01, 2015 10:08 AM
The Goa government has identified over 250 industries which will further Prime Minister Narendra Modi's skill development dream as far as the st..... Read More
March 27, 2015 05:48 PM
Asserting that beef is an essential part of the diet of the minority community, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Friday asked animal rights ..... Read More


Laxmikant Parsekar

Shri Laxmikant Parsekar

ConstituencyMandrem
StateGoa
DOB4th Jul 1956
Place of BirthHarmal
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Father's NameShri. Yashwant Parsekar
Mother's NameSmt. Chandrabhaga Parsekar
ReligionHindu
Marital StatusMarried
EducationM.Sc., B.Ed
Profession before joining politicsHe was the Principal of Harmal Panchakroshi Secondary School, Harmal.
Positions Held
  • In 1989-1990: He was elected the Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party in the Unit of Goa State.
  • 1994-1999: The General Secretary of the BJP.
  • 2000 to 2003 and 2010-2012: He was appointed the President of the BJP.
  • In June 2002: He was elected in the Fourth Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa.
  • In June 2007: He was elected to the fifth Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa.
  • In 2012: Health Minister of Goa State.
  • 08 Nov 2014 – Incumbent : sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Goa

About Laxmikant Parsekar

Laxmikant Parsekar is an Indian politician from Bharatiya Janata Party, who served as the chief minister of Goa since 2014 till March 2017. In the assembly elections held in February 2017 BJP got 13 seats but cobbled up an alliance to form the government.

The BJP high command, however, chose to make Manohar Parrikar as the new chief minister of Goa. Laxmikant Parsekar lost his own seat in the election. He had represented Mandrem constituency in the previous Goa Legislative Assembly. He took over as the chief minister on 8 November, 2014 after Manohar Parrikar moved to the Centre to serve as Union defence minister.

Early Life and Education of Laxmikant Parsekar

Laxmikant Parsekar was born on 4 July, 1956 to Yashwant Parsekar and Chandrabhaga Parsekar at Harmal village, Pernem taluka of Goa. He completed his M.Sc in 1980 and B.Ed in 1981 from Centre of Post Graduate Instruction & Research, Panaji, Goa. He also worked as the principal of Harmal Panchakroshi Secondary School, Harmal, Goa.

Political Career of Laxmikant Parsekar

Laxmikant Parsekar shares a strong connection with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Before taking the chair of the chief minister of Goa, Parsekar served as the Minister of Health of Goa.

In 1988, Parsekar contested against Ramakant Khalap of Maharashtrawadi Gomanta Party from Mandrem constituency. Along with other ministers such as Manohar Parrikar, Shripad Naik, Union Minister of State for Health [AAYUSH Department] and current Goa Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar, he built up the BJP's support base in the state.

During 1989-1990, he was elected as the secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party in the unit of Goa. From 1994 to 1999, he served as its General Secretary. In 1999, he lost the Assembly polls.

From 2000-2003 to 2010-2012, he served as the state president of the BJP. In June 2002, he was elected to the Fourth Legislative Assembly of the state. He was re-elected in the Fifth Legislative Assembly in June 2007.

In 2012, Parsekar became the Health Minister of Goa. He was sworn in as the chief minister of Goa on 8 November, 2014.

Achievements and Controversies

Laxmikant Parsekar was in controversy for having allegedly scrapped Gandhi Jayanti from Goa's state holiday list. However, Parsekar denied having said any such thing and said that it was a printing mistake.

He also said once that people in Goa are not happy with the presence of Nigerians in the state, which landed the minister in a huge controversy.

Last Updated on 26 March, 2017.


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