Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday said a BJP leader’s alleged comments about beating up JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar were “not proper”.
“I do not know what (BJP’s state vice president Sanjay) Harmalkar exactly spoke. But I have read what has appeared in the press. I believe what he said is not proper,” Parsekar told the media after a cabinet meeting here.
After audio footage of Harmalkar allegedly threatening to beat up Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar if he came to the Goa University to deliver a speech went viral, the BJP leader denied he wanted to beat him up.
Harmalkar was speaking a function on the Goa University campus earlier this week.
On Thursday, the Goa University Postgraduate Students Union also condemned the alleged statement and demanded that Harmalkar should take his words back.