Goa CM: Who is Laxmikant Y. Parsekar?

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Panaji, Nov 8: The new Goa CM, Laxmikant Y. Parsekar was born on 4the July 1956 at Harmal. He has done his MSc, B.ED. and was the principal of Harmal Panchakroshi Secondary School, Harmal-Goa.

He held a number of positions in BJP's state unit across the years. In June 2002, he was elected 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.

He was elected the Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party, Goa Unit between 1989-1990, the General Secretary between 1994-1999. Between 2000 and 2003 and 2010-2012, he was appointed the President of the BJP (Goa unit). He is well-versed in Konkani, Marathi, Hindi and English.

The top contenders for the post of the next Goa CM includes Francis D'Souza, Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and Goa Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar.

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