Goa’s Parrikar defends ally’s ‘scum’ remark
Panaji: Six days after town and country planning minister Vijai Sardesai termed “a section of domestic tourists” visiting Goa as “scum of the earth”, CM Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday tried to defend his ally by saying that though the statement was harsh, it wasn’t logically wrong.
“He should not have used harsh words, but logically he was not wrong,” Parrikar said, but was quick to add: “Politicians have to be careful while making statements.”
He also tried to defuse the “scum” row by trying to explain that his cabinet colleague’s statement was wrongly interpreted. “The reporters interpreted his statement in a wrong way,” he said.