Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar not in favour of early election

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that his government has to complete several developmental works in Goa before the scheduled election.

By: PTI | Panaji | Published: June 6, 2016 5:03 pm
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Goa Chief Minister, Laxmikant Parsekar, said on Monday that he is not in favour of early election in the coastal state. Election to the 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly are due before March next year.

“I am not favouring election before completion of five years (that is in March 2017). Two months before that (when the elections are scheduled) there will be (model) election code of conduct (into effect),” Parsekar said.

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The Chief Minister said that his government has to complete several developmental works before the scheduled election. “The election should be on schedule and also our party will come back to power,” he said.

BJP came to power in 2012 defeating the ruling Congress. Parsekar became the Chief Minister in November 2014 after Manohar Parrikar joined the Narendra Modi Cabinet as the Union Defence Minister.

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