23 Jan 2022  |   07:10am IST

Parsekar quits BJP, likely to contest as an Independent

Says it will be his last election to put the development works for Mandrem in track
Parsekar quits BJP, likely to contest as an Independent

Team Herald

MANDREM: Former Chief Minister and core member of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for last 32 years, Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday tenders his resignation from the primary membership of the party to president of BJP Goa Sadanand Shet Tanavade and General Secretary Satish Dhond after he was denied ticket.  Parsekar likely to contest as an Independent from Mandrem constituency.

"I have resigned from the party and I am likely to contest the Assembly elections as an independent. Final decision will be taken in next one or two days after consulting with few more people,” said Parsekar.

Parsekar said that this will be his last election. “This will be my last election. I don’t want to be the chief minister but definitely want to become the MLA so that I can get the incomplete projects in the constituency on track,” said Parsekar.

“I never thought I would face such a situation in my life. I am thankful to the party I was connected to for last 32 years,” said Parsekar.

“Fadnavis tried to convince me by offering high level posts in the party but I said that I want to serve the people and take forward the development of Mandrem. If the party wants to give ticket to a person who has not worked for the constituency then it seems like party wants to destroy the constituency. I don’t think the party will try to repair this nor I have kept any provision for the party to do so,” said Parsekar. 


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