Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday rejected allegations of harassment made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and launched a counter attack saying that the litter generated during Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s recent public rally in the city could have attracted action in each of the State’s taluks.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in the city on Thursday, the Chief Minister said that his government did not stoop to the level of political harassment and added that a notice might have been issued to AAP national executive member Dinesh Vaghela as part of the routine administrative process.

Earlier in the day, AAP had charged the Goa government with harassment, and raised the issue of the notice issued to Mr. Vaghela for conducting commercial work in residential areas. “Officers at those levels are doing their respective jobs. I have only read in the newspapers that a notice was sent,” said Mr. Parsekar.

Referring to the publicity material which was plastered across key areas in the State ahead of Mr. Kejriwal’s rally in the city on May 22, Mr. Parsekar said, “They had their banners and posters all over when they had their meeting… If some action needed to be taken, there were so many causes for it. Action could have been taken in every taluk.”