No political vendetta against AAP, says Goa CM

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today refuted AAP’s allegations that the state government had issued notices to its party office in Porvorim as part of “political vendetta” against it.

The state unit of AAP had said that it received a notice dated June 17 served by Bardez Block Development Officer, demanding its presence during a site inspection at a building in Porvorim, where the party has rented a flat.

“The officers are doing their duty. There is no political vendetta against them. Government does not stoop to such level,” Parsekar told reporters.

The Chief Minister said he was not involved in issuing the notice and got to know about it only through newspapers next day after AAP addressed media.

“During Kejriwal’s rally, AAP had their banners and posters all over. If we wanted to take some action, we could have taken (then),” he said.

AAP had alleged “vendetta politics” by the Goa government after the party questioned Parsekar’s move of reinstating his brother-in-law, who was suspended from Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) for accepting bribe.