Sudin throws bikini issue back in Parrikar's court

PTI, PANAJI | 07 August 2014 21:31 IST

Goa's Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar toned down his demand to ban bikinis claiming that he stood by what Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said about the bikini issue.

"I support what the Chief Minister has said (on the floor of the House). He said that bikinis should not be allowed in public places," Dhavalikar told PTI today, adding that he did not want to comment further on the issue.      

The minister had hit national headlines after he demanded a ban on wearing bikinis on beaches. He had said that bikini-clad tourists could create a "law and order situation" on beaches.    

Reacting to this statement on the floor of the House during the ongoing assembly session, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had said that the government had not changed its policy on the issue.       

"There is no change in policy and the minister's opinion about banning bikinis on beaches is his personal view", Parrikar had said. is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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if you ban bikinis on the beach you will end up losing visitors in the future, women are keeping their private parts covered up even in a bikini, the ban would affect tourism in the long run and also affect the beach shacks who depend on tourists for their business, I have been going to Goa for many years and have always enjoyed my holidays there but this ban would be going too far and make me reconsider where I choose to holiday in the future and I am sure others will feel the same, as for the pub thing well that is just as stupid, husbands would not be able to go out for the evening with their wives!

- shaw, england | 20 th August 2014 04:18


Sudin Dhavalikar and Francis Dy CM are not capable to

hold their portfolio, Better Parikar should kick them out

from his cabinet. Let Dhavalker solve his bikini and

Muthalik issue. Ministers are elected as a servant of

public to run better development but they are nuts, Let

them sit at home and solve personal issue and not a

public elected donkeys.,

- Domnick , Verna | 09 th August 2014 22:29


Mr Sudin Dhavilikar should realise that some damage has already been done to Goa Tourism.

Those Tourists that were intending to book a Holiday to Goa , will have by now looked at other liberal destinations.

It is not just the Bikini Issue. What about the Pub Culture?

As far as I am aware , Tourists be they Indian or foreign do not come to Goa to drink "Faloodas" & Lass`is" .

Statistics indicate that Bikinis & Pub culture has not, thus far, caused any Law & Order issues in Goa.

Why is Mr Dhavilikar using this phrase(Law & Order) to justify his nonsense.?

Is Mr.Sudin Dhavilikar prepared to tell us, how many Goan`s & Indians have been corrupted by Bikinis & Pub Culture?.

I doubt he will be able to do this as he tends to use his slippery tongue more that the "Noodles" in his head "(brains).

- N.Fernandes, London | 07 th August 2014 23:09


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