November 10, 2014 …. Shri Laximikant Yeshwant Parsekar, Health Minister in the Goa cabinet was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of the State at the Raj Bhavan lawns on Saturday.
Governor of Goa Smt. Mridula Sinha administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Chief Minister and nine cabinet members. The elevation makes him the 18th Chief Minister of the State after Goa attained Statehood.
Shri Parrikar , who was Chief Minister, demitted office on saturday, after he was declared Union Defence Minister-designate.
A Cabinet of nine Ministers Shri Francis D’Souza, Shri Ramkrishna alias Sudin Dhavlikar, Shri Dayanand R. Mandrekar, Shri Ramesh B. Tawadkar, Shri Mahadev N. Naik, Shri Dilip Parulekar, Shri Milind Sagun Naik, Shri Pandurang alias Deepak Dhavlikar and Smt. Alina Saldanha were sworn in along with Shri Parsekar, who is representing Mandrem Constituency.
Former Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar, BJP president Shri Vinay Tendulkar, Central Party observers Shri B. S. Yeddurappa, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, MLAs, Chairman of GPSC Shri K Dwarkanath Row, Director General of Police Shri T. N. Mohan. Secretaries, Senior Officers were present at the swearing-in.
Earlier Acting Chief Secretary Shri R. K. Srivastava read out the order of appointment of the Chief Minister and the Cabinet Ministers.
A postgraduate in science, Mr Parsekar was first elected to the Goa Legislative Assembly in June 2002 as Member, Fourth Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa. On June 7, 2007 he was elected member of the Fifth Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa and on March 7, 2012 till date , Member, Sixth Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa.