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Laxmikant Parsekar

Laxmikant Parsekar is the current Chief Minister of the state of Goa. He belongs to the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and took office in November 2014. Before taking office as Chief Minister he had worked with the BJP for 25 years. He had also served as Goa's health minister previously.


Lokayukta calls for CBI probe against Goa ex-CM Laxmikant Parsekar in mining case

January 22, 2020 3:48 am

In his order, Lokayukta Justice P K Misra has also asked the two officers — then Mines Secretary P K Sain and then Director of Mines Prasanna Acharya — to resign from their official posts.

Former Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar hints at defying BJP if not given bypoll ticket

January 21, 2019 1:54 pm

Without naming BJP state general secretary Sopte, the former CM said local party workers had not accepted the "new person". Incidentally, Sopte, then with the Congress, had defeated Parsekar in the 2017 Assembly polls.

BJP should not take me for granted, says Goa's ex-CM Laxmikant Parsekar

October 30, 2018 4:28 pm

Now, as the Congress started consolidating anti-BJP forces ahead of the upcoming bypoll in Mandrem Assembly, Parsekar said the BJP should stop taking him for granted.

Goa ex-CM Laxmikant Parsekar upset at Congress MLAs’ entry; state chief says more in line

October 18, 2018 3:52 am

Parsekar appeared more peeved at the induction of Sopte, who had defeated him in last year’s Assembly polls from Mandrem, a seat he had won on three previous occasions.

Goa election results 2017 highlights: Hung Assembly in Goa; Congress, BJP now at mercy of MGP, Goa Forward

March 11, 2017 7:16 pm

Goa election results 2017: It's a hung assembly, Congress and BJP need the support of MGP and Goa Forward to form government in the state.

Goa assembly elections: BJP release first list of candidates, Laxmikant Parsekar may not be CM face

January 12, 2017 12:52 pm

BJP in Goa: Current chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar may not be the chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming polls.

Goa Assembly Elections 2017: Congress will be BJP's biggest rival, says Parsekar

January 09, 2017 11:36 pm

Voting in Goa will take place on February 4.

Goa: BJP's key ally MGP demands CM Parsekar's ouster for pre-poll talks

December 09, 2016 2:32 am

Speaking to The Indian Express, Chief Minister Laxmikant pointed out that MGP has chosen a wrong forum to express their grievance.

Goa to implement 7th Pay Commission by December: CM Laxmikant Parsekar

November 17, 2016 6:17 pm

Parsekar said the implementation would be ordered much before the Code of Conduct for the upcoming State Legislative Assembly election.

PM unlikely to talk about polls in tomorrow's speech: Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar

November 12, 2016 8:26 pm

Parsekar and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visited the stadium where the prime minister is expected to address a 10,000-strong crowd


Goa to start heli-tourism

January 27, 2016 7:51 am

Panaji, Jan 27 (ANI): The Goa Government announced that heli-tourism would commence in the province from next week. Foremost tourist destination Goa will now provide visitors with an aerial view of the state's pristine beaches and forts. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar made the announcement on Tuesday after taking an aerial view of Panaji city. Parsekar and Parulekar were the first fliers of this service introduced by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and leading helicopter company, Pawan Hans Limited. Pawan Hans intends to fly atop beaches, Panaji city, old Goa among other sightseeing places. The company's chairman and managing director (CMD), BP Sharma, said if the popularity of heli-tourism grew among the tourists, the company would also introduce intercity connectivity in the future. Sharma added that all safety measures for fliers in adherence to Director General Civil Aviation guidelines had been taken.

Goa CM seeks report on US tourist's death

January 15, 2016 4:20 pm

Panaji (Goa), Jan 15 (ANI): Goa's Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has informed the state assembly that he has asked the police to give him a report in connection with the recent death of an American tourist who was allegedly chased by villagers in Pernem Taluka. Leader of Opposition Pratapsingh Rane said if foreign tourists like Caitan Vholte are killed in a tourist state like Goa, then tourists would stop visiting. The 30-year-old American tourist died after falling in a paddy field in Korgao village in Pernem. Villagers suspected him to be a thief.