NewZNew (Panaji) : Manohar Parrikar resigned as the chief minister of Goa on Saturday ahead of his induction in the Union Cabinet tomorrow. Parrikar will be succeeded in Goa by Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, who will take oath at 4:00 pm. Here are the live updates:
3:10 pm : Laxmikant Parsekar, who was this afternoon elected as the leader of the Goa BJP legislature party and as the next state CM, said he is “very happy to be unanimously elected for the post”.
3:05 pm : Rudy tells media that the name of Parsekar was proposed by outgoing CM Manohar Parrikar and seconded by Deputy CM Francis D’Souza, who was also in the race for chief ministership.
2:45 pm : Laxmikant Parsekar chosen as Goa’s next Chief Minister, announces BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy. He adds that Parsekar, currently Health Minister, was elected unanimously at the legislature party meeting.
2:00 pm : The Goa BJP legislature party is currently meeting to elect its leader, who will take over as new CM of the state.
1:00 pm : BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy has informed the media that the new Goa chief minister will be sworn-in at 4:00 pm today. The election of the leader will be made at the BJP legislature party meeting, Rudy added.
12:00 noon : Manohar Parrikar has faxed his resignation to Goa Governor Mridula Sinha who is not in the state. The Governor is expected to arrive in the state later in the afternoon.