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At a Glance: Laxmikant Parsekar, the new Goa Chief Minister

PTI 01 Dec 2014, 11:26:47 AM IST

Panaji: Laxmikant Parsekar, who had rebelled against his family of die-hard MGP supporters to contest on BJP ticket his first Assembly election in 1988, has reaped the reward for his loyalty to the party with his election as Chief Minister of Goa.

The 58-year-old leader, with strong RSS connection, is the 22nd Chief Minister of the politically volatile state and 12th person to hold the post. Branded a 'rebel', Parsekar started his political journey in the 1980s, treading a path that his family strongly disapproved of when he had his first tryst with the hustings in 1988 from Mandrem constituency as a BJP candidate.