Goa’s Par­rikar de­fends ally’s ‘scum’ re­mark

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES NATION - NEWS NET­WORK

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.

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