Goa CM Parsekar loses; close contest between Congress, BJP

In a setback to BJP, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar was today humbled in his sitting seat Mandrem by Congress candidate Dayanand Sopte, as the ruling and opposition parties appeared locked in a close fight, going by results and trends from all the 40 segments. Parsekar lost by a margin of 7,219 votes.