Cong demands Parulekar ouster over his 'rape comments'

PTI, PANAJI | 08 June 2015 21:02 IST

Goa Congress has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking removal of state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar from the state cabinet over his controversial remarks on gangrape of two Delhi-based women in Panaji.

"We condemn the recent extremely insensitive statements made by the BJP-led government's Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar with respect to gangrape in Goa," the letter by Durgadas Kamat, secretary of Goa Pradesh Congress committee, says.

Two Delhi-based women, holidaying in Goa, were allegedly waylaid and raped by five men last week. All the five were later arrested.

"His statement that such stray incidents are bound to take place in a busy tourist destination like Goa, only goes on to show that even the Tourism Minister does not have confidence in the Home Minister and his administration to prevent such incidents," the letter stated.

Does the Minister want to say that such heinous crimes are the order of the day? This only goes to show that the BJP and its ministers are driving Goa towards a state of chaos and crime, the Congress leader said.


His outrageous statement that the boys are 'nadaan' (naive) and they have small crimes registered against them...this will not happen in future, only goes on to show that he considers crime against women as petty, Kamat said.

"The lawmaker is seemingly unaware of the law of the land, which considers such vicious crimes very seriously," the GPCC office-bearer said.

His statement also shows that the minister is not at all concerned about the safety and security of our tourists, which will only drive tourists away and hamper the tourism industry, which in turn would have a telling effect on the economic health of the state, Kamat said.

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I guess if one of Mr Parulekars relatives was raped, specially one related to him by blood or a kith & kin, he would also claim it was a "stunt".

Having failed miserably to promote Goa as a viable Tourist destination, it seems like Mr Parulekar is now promoting Goa as a RAPE destination.

What he is telling the world, is that All Rape in Goa is a Stunt and rapists(criminals) are naïve.

It seems like the BJP Party in Goa has too many clowns,comedians and mad men.

The "over smart" Ex Cm of Goa, Mr Parrikar too, is not doing very well as Defence Minister. He has become the laughing stock of Delhites,Goans and Armed Forces experts. Having ruined Goa financially and made it bankrupt, he is on a mission to ruin India`s defences or defence infrastructure.

Mr Parrikar has now ,with his infinite and God like wisdom, appointed his cronies...all clowns to run Goa.

There is no need to go to a TIATR anymore.Just watch the BJP perform .

- N.Fernandes, London | 09 th June 2015 12:59


The goa nadaan' (naive) Chief Minister still has this creature as tourism minister?.Shame on the CM .Looks like this ministry has creatures filled in.another example is the minister from canacona.

- sanjay, goa | 08 th June 2015 23:03


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