Speaking to TOI, Parulekar said BJP has been in power for last two years in Goa but have stopped funding THiNK Fest this year after, "I found some suspicious activates during the festival".
He also said that last year BJP government had reduced the fund to Rs 3 lakh from Rs 45 lakh granted by the Congress government in 2011.
The minister claimed that THiNK Fest had become a moneymaking racket for Tejpal. He further urged the Goa Police to immediately arrest Tejpal.
Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has said that he will not interfere in the ongoing investigation. He also said that police have been given a free hand to investigate the case.
Goa police, on Tuesday, recorded the statement of the woman journalist and issued a call letter to Tejpal.