Laxmikant Parsekar
12th Chief Minister of Goa
In office
8 November 2014 – 14 March 2017
Preceded byManohar Parrikar
Succeeded byManohar Parrikar
Member of the Goa Legislative Assembly
In office
2002–2017
Preceded byRamakant Khalap
Succeeded byDayanand Sopte
ConstituencyMandrem
Personal details
Born
Laxmikant Yashwant Parsekar

(1956-07-04) 4 July 1956 (age 65)
Pernem, Goa, Portuguese India
(now in India)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Smita
Children2
Alma materCentre of Post Graduation Instruction & Research, Panaji, Goa, (then Bombay University)

Laxmikant Yashwant Parsekar (born 4 July 1956) is an Indian politician who held the office of the Chief Minister of Goa, a state in India from 2014 to 2017. He was the member of the Goa Legislative Assembly from Mandrem constituency, and he belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party.[1][2]

He was appointed as the Chief Minister of Goa on 8 November 2014, replacing Manohar Parrikar.[3][4] During the Goa Assembly Election in 2017, he lost from his seat of Mandrem. He resigned on 11 March 2017.

Early life and education

Laxmikant Parsekar was born on 4 July 1956 at Harmal village, Pernem taluka of Goa. He has done his M.Sc (1980) and B.Ed (1981) from Centre of Post Graduate Instruction & Research, Panaji, Goa, (then Bombay University). He was the principal of Harmal Panchakroshi Secondary School, Harmal, Goa.[5]

Political career

He served as Goa's Minister of Health before becoming Chief Minister and has a strong connection to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Two RSS leaders in race for Goa's CM post as Parrikar likely to get Defence portfolio". Indian Express. 6 November 2014. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar to resign tomorrow, Parsekar likely to succeed him". Times of India. 7 November 2014. Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Live: Laxmikant Parsekar elected as the new Goa CM, says BJP's Rudy". Archived from the original on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  4. ^ LIVE: Laxmikant Parsekar is new Goa Chief Minister, swearing-in at 4 pm
  5. ^ "Goa CM: Who is Laxmikant Y. Parsekar?". oneindia.in. Greynium Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Laxmikant Parsekar Sworn-In as Goa's Next Chief Minister". ndtv.com/. NDTV Convergence Limited. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Who is Laxmikant Parsekar?". ndtv.com/. NDTV Convergence Limited. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Political offices Preceded byManohar Parrikar Chief Minister of Goa8 November 2014 – 12 March 2017 Succeeded byManohar Parrikar