Sopte would have lost if I had worked against him, says Laxmikant Parsekar

The elections have already got over but the tussle between BJP leaders has not yet come to an end and the same has become visible with the statement of former CM of Goa, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar. According to the Parsekar, he did not work against the interest of BJP and someone feels that then it should be proved, he was targeting the Sopte who alleged that Parsekar was campaigning against him and the BJP should take action against him.

According to The Times of India, Dayanand Sopte’s victory in Mandrem has triggered a war of words between the newly-elected BJP legislator and former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar, who represented the constituency for three terms before his loss in 2017.        

Sopte who had jumped from Congress to get the chairmanship of GTDC was victorious with the 7000 lead in the 2017 state assembly elections since the people gave the mandate to Congress, but this time his winning margin had dropped drastically despite having a very weak opponent.     

“The candidates were not strong. (Jit) Arolkar is not even a political leader, yet Sopte has been unable to get an impressive lead. He won only because the opposition votes were divided,” said Parsekar.      


Parsekar also said Sopte did not get all BJP votes as people were unhappy with him switching sides.       

Shortly after his win, Sopte told reporters that Parsekar had worked against him and the party should take action against him, prompting another retort.       

“He (Sopte) is not in the right frame of mind. If I had worked against him, he would have lost. I did not work against him. Let him say whatever he wants. I canvassed for other (BJP) candidates. Let him prove that I had even a single meeting against him or conducted any other activity favoring a rival candidate,” said Parsekar.

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