Panaji, May 23: Days after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal declared that AAP would contest the Goa assembly elections next year, Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar welcomed Kejriwal into the state.
Parsekar, speaking to NDTV said that AAP cannot win Goa the way it won Delhi. "AAP is welcome to contest, but they can't repeat Delhi in Goa. Goans are not emotional people," he said.
Parsekar went on to add that he was confident that the AAP would dent the Congress but will not win any seats ini the state. He also denied Kejriwal's statement that tourism in the state was being promoted through 'sex, drugs and gambling.'
Meanwhile, BJP demanded an apology from Kejriwal for his statement alleging that he defamed the state.
In his maiden rally in Panaji, Kejriwal had stated that "tourism in Goa is suffering. The state has turned into drugs, sex and gambling destination under the BJP government".