I dress better than previous defence ministers, says Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said he was uncomfortable in western outfits like suits.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: October 13, 2016 6:56 pm
manohar parrikar, parrikar dress, parrikar attire, manohar parrikar defence minister, india defence minister, parrikar surgical strikes, manohar parrikar news, indian express news, india news Manohar Parrikar, who addressed an event in suburban Bandra, was asked about his dressing sense. (Source: File Photo)

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today opened up about his much publicised simple attire, saying he is uncomfortable in western clothes like suits but his dresses are much better than his predecessors.

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Parrikar, who addressed an event in suburban Bandra, was asked about his dressing sense. The questioner said a section of government machinery thinks that the attire of Parrikar, despite having a major portfolio, is too simple.

 

Parrikar quipped, “I am uncomfortable in western outfits like suits. Compared toprevious defence minister, my dress is much better.”

“And I do not seek votes over my simplicity like another IITian,” the Defence Minister said, in an apparent jibe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

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Commenting on his innings in Delhi, after a stint in Goa politics, Parrikar said, “I came to Delhi only because the Defence portfolio was offered to me. Otherwise, I am more comfortable in Goa.”

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