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Laxmikant Parsekar changes mind, may head party’s Goa unit

PANAJI: After several months of hanging up a riot entrance and perilous to contest Mandrem bypolls, former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar in the end bowed all the way down to the celebration’s needs and made up our minds not to contest the elections.

BJP managers, after several rounds of discussions, succeeding in pacifying a belligerent Parsekar, who had raised a banner of revolt in October soon after his arch rival Dayanand Sopte had resigned as Congress MLA and joined the saffron celebration.

Though it used to be now not clear on Parsekar’s alternate of thoughts, but sources in BJP mentioned some of the several elements that made him take a step back used to be that he would most probably be made the celebration’s state president after the Lok Sabha polls.

On Thursday, Parsekar used to be appointed as a member of state BJP’s election committee to shortlist candidates for the bypolls and Lok Sabha elections.

An afternoon later, Parsekar mentioned he would now not quit BJP and his purpose used to be to toughen Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hands within the parliamentary elections.

Asked if would now not contest the Mandrem bypoll, Parsekar mentioned: “I can continue with BJP. I have never modified celebration.” He mentioned that for the previous 30 years he had been working for the celebration and his outburst used to be the reaction to the injustice meted out to him.

“I used to be indignant… I accrued BJP karyakartas and held a gathering… got a just right reaction from them. I can convince the loyal karyakartas that going out of celebration is not correct,” he mentioned.

Parsekar mentioned the rustic is behind Modi and “I additionally really feel that we should toughen his hands”.

For a comfortable victory within the Mandrem bypoll, BJP had been seeking to convince Parsekar not to contest the byelections.

Sources mentioned they convinced Parsekar that if he remained with BJP, his hobby would be protected after the Lok Sabha polls. Showing the result of the survey carried out in Mandrem lately, they prevailed upon Parsekar that he would commit a blunder if he takes a plunge within the bypolls against BJP.

A source mentioned the workforce convinced him to avoid giving the opposition a take care of to slam BJP on the national level.

BJP didn’t need to take any possibility in Mandrem as their megastar campaigner and chief minister Manohar Parrikar is out of lively politics due to sickness and would now not be available for marketing campaign. BJP wants to position things in order earlier than the celebration’s parliamentary board publicizes the names of the candidates for the byelections.

Recently, Parsekar held a gathering with MGP president Pandurang Dhavalikar in Panaji. It led to hypothesis that Parsekar might sign up for MGP to contest the bypolls.

Mandrem meeting seat had turn into vacant after Sopte switched sides. Parsekar had demanded BJP price tag to contest bypolls failing which he introduced to contest byelections as an Independent candidate.

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