Modi should apologies to Goans for humiliating Goa CM: Cong

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 17 November 2016 23:01 IST

All India Congress Committee Secretary has demanded public apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for insulting and humiliating Chief Minister of Goa Laxmikant Parsekar during his visit to Goa.

“We may have our ideological differences with Parsekar and we will also defeat him in the next election. But the PM has no right to ignore and insult our Chief Minister”, said Chodankar.

The video of how Parsekar was sitting with folded hands next to the PM, waiting for him to greet him and how Modi simply ignored him, is presently going viral on social media. (Click here to watch).

Incidentally, both Modi and Parsekar belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party. 

PM Modi was in Goa on 19th November for a state function hosted by Parsekar, to lay foundation stone of Mopa International airport.

The incident happened at a public function, on the stage, when the dignitaries were seated, with CM Parsekar on one hand and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the other.

“This arrogant gesture of the Prime Minister has exhibited feudal mentality of the PM to belittle Goa and has angered Goans,” said the Goa-based national secretary.

He also did not leave this opportunity to hit out at the helpless CM.


“Mr Laxmikant Parsekar as a person may be accustomed to such humiliating treatment in the BJP, but he should also understand  that the insult meted out to the democratically elected Chief Minister of Goa is unpardonable”, said Chodankar.

According to him, Modi’s behaviour has hampered Goa's pride and dignity.

“Manohar Parrikar may be PM’s favourite crony in Goa (PM called him jewel in his cabinet), but that does not give him right to insult the CM of Goa and in turn the Goans” opined the young Congressman. 

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