CM Laxmikant Parsekar rules out early polls in Goa

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today ruled out early Assembly polls in the state.     

Published: 01st August 2016 01:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2016 01:19 PM   |  A+A-

Laxmikant Parsekar1PTI
By PTI

PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today ruled out early Assembly polls in the state.     

"My government is for five years. I will not like to reduce it by four months or even five weeks. The election would be held at right time," Parsekar told reporters here.

The tenure of the Legislative Assembly ends in March next year. The Chief Minister refused to respond to media reports that the Election Commission of India might advance the Goa polls to November this year.  

Responding to another question, Parsekar said BJP is not bothered about reacting to Shiv Sena Goa unit's comments that they would not ally with the party (BJP).          

"Whoever has said it, ask him. Why are you asking me. What difference does that make to us?" the CM asked.           

Goa Shiv Sena chief Sudip Tamankar had yesterday said that his party would not ally with BJP for the forthcoming state polls. "BJP has grown across the nook and corner. We have grown horizontally and vertically. The party's work is going on at a different level," Parsekar said.  

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp