Parsekar became CM ‘without asking for it’

Panaji, Jan 24 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday said he is perhaps the first Chief Minister in the country, who got the position without asking for it.

“I am a Chief Minister now, but I had never staked claim to the position. I was President of the state state unit, but I have never claimed that either. Probably I will be the first Chief Minister in the country, who got this position without putting a claim or requesting anybody,” Parsekar said talking to reporters here.

On BJP President Amit Shah’s statement on Monday that Parrikar may be brought back to state politics after the February 4 elections, Parsekar said instead of asking him for a reaction, the question should be posed to Shah.

“There is a lot of demand for Parrikar ji in Delhi and hundreds of people also want him here (Goa). But I want to say one thing: wherever he is, the government in Goa will be under his leadership. Goans should be assured of that,” Shah had told a poll rally in the port town of Vasco, 35 km from Panaji.

Parsekar said: “You question Amit Shah only. The legislative leader is chosen after the legislative group is formed. Let the elections happen. Let MLAs get elected first, then our leader will be chosen.”

–IANS

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