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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    Guru
    Oct 13, 2016 at 9:45 am
    Shameful attack by Parikar on all South Indians who prefer wearing a dhothi over a pant and short. If hiji were alive today, this man would have said he dresses better than hiji. All the education in the world will not give you cl and basic decency Mr. Parikar. SHAME ON YOU!
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      Bharat
      Oct 13, 2016 at 8:04 am
      65 year they only did 10% of what this gobt is doing ... loot liya hai jantaa ko khoon choosa hai garibo ka aur amiro ki chaat rahi hai!!!
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        Bharat
        Oct 13, 2016 at 8:08 am
        He is dump!!! W nation knows that !! Hw they are playing surgical attack in election .. this is the sign of biggest failure of this govt .. and friends dont worry abt bhakts comments .. lagta hai daal unko dukaan main 50 rupey ki milti hai jaise 2 saal pahle thi ..
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          SubbuI
          Oct 13, 2016 at 9:57 am
          HALLO NALAYK PARRIKER FOOL. FIRST LEARN TO SPELL YOY QULIFICATION YOU ARE A ITIan DEDEFINITELY CAN NOT BE A IITan. SECONDLY DON'T TELL THAT YOUR GOD FATHER NAGPUR MUCHAD WANTED ONLY DEFENCE MINISTRY FOR YOU.AND NALAYAK NMODI AGRRED FOR THAT.WHAT A BUNCH OF S!lt;br/gt;ASK MODI WHERE HE GOT HIS NAME STIPED SUIT. WILL BE VERY CONFORTABLE TO YOU. LASTLY I AM GOING TO FILE PIL TO DECLARE YOUR REAL QUALIFICATION?
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            SubbuI
            Oct 13, 2016 at 6:13 am
            THIS CLOWN IS GETTING DEEP IN TO OUR SKIN. PLEASE SOME ONE SEND THIS JOKER TO A STRICT ARMY SURGEON TO DO A SURGICAL OPERATION ON THIS FIRST STICH HIS MOUTH.IF HE TRIES TO REMOVE THE STICHES THEN HIS TONGUE GOT TO BE SEVERED BY SURGERY.THEN THIS NALYAK BHARATH KI RAKSHA MANTRI WILL STOP ALL HIS BAKWAS AND GO TO DELHI TO ATTEND HIS MINISTRY JOB. BLOODY FOOLISH FELLOW.
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              ANS
              Oct 13, 2016 at 6:46 pm
              Suit enhances the personality of a man. Mr. Parrikar should wear suits. His discomfort will vanish when he will look at himself in the mirror after wearing a suit.
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                Ajit Joshi
                Oct 13, 2016 at 7:02 pm
                All these general have staff to polish there belt, shoes etc. These are soldiers treated like servants. Indian Generals like US army men stop using shoes which require polishing. Current Raksha Mantri should encourage them
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                  Anand Prakash
                  Oct 13, 2016 at 6:15 am
                  It is disgusting to hear the defence minister dismissing the army actions under the previous government as petty skirmishes and gloating over the recent 'surgical strike.' This government has been in a coma for the past two and half years and needed surgery badly. Unfortunately, it is our jawans who had to face danger rather than the khaki chaddis.
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                    sridhar
                    Oct 13, 2016 at 5:37 am
                    he may be dressing better, but needs to learn what to wear when. he was poorly dressed during a guard of honour bring disgrace to the tri services. Will somebody tell him simple dressing is not akin to being improperly dressed for the occion.
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                      Avinash
                      Oct 13, 2016 at 3:39 pm
                      Is parikar saying against Jaitley?
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                        CSB
                        Oct 13, 2016 at 9:00 am
                        IIT-Ian's are proved they are misfit to politics. Whenever these guys " Kejriwal and Parrikar" open their mouth..speaks all rubbish.
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                          Barb Dewyre
                          Oct 13, 2016 at 10:09 am
                          Moron Parrikar.
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                            Indian First
                            Oct 13, 2016 at 8:05 am
                            He is talking about his predecessor, surely his predecessor was Mr. Arun Jatley, who has fantastic dress sense.
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                              Rajendra Babu
                              Oct 13, 2016 at 5:20 pm
                              This stupid ,sloppy chap has the cheek to call himself better dressed. Ask the services how they feel when every uniformed personnel is dressed up in ceremonial dress and Rm being chief guest turns up with standard half sleeve blue shirt , jeans and torn chappals. Disgrace and insult to services especially at NDA ping out parade which grooms young officers to be smartly turned out.
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                                Clifford
                                Oct 13, 2016 at 9:21 am
                                This man is becoming crazier day by day. He acts as if he himself carried out surgical strikes and not the army. There is a limit to publicity seeking.
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                                  Damaru Prasad
                                  Oct 13, 2016 at 10:00 am
                                  He is the best defense minister and I am sure he is por among jawans. Let dogs bark!! Certainly many Indians match dogs in real life as far as brain is concerned.
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                                    Deeply Concerned
                                    Oct 13, 2016 at 6:17 am
                                    He is trying very hard to prove that he is an , as he doesnt know that everyone except, himself knows that. Lol!!! Or was he in Goa recently, any drug alergy or influence???
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                                      Deeply Concerned
                                      Oct 13, 2016 at 6:19 am
                                      Rahul hi was right about khoon ka dalaali
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                                        Deeply Concerned
                                        Oct 14, 2016 at 3:28 am
                                        His mindset is half-matured like his tight half-sleeve. If you lack basic commonsense then even those dressed badly are better than you
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                                          Dennis Panakal
                                          Oct 14, 2016 at 6:07 am
                                          Dress codes must suit one's personality. It should as well suit the weather conditions. A man inside a stuffy Western suit, mayn't feel comfortable when he stands under scorching sun. Defense minister needs to address official ceremonies as Pottikar might be well aware of his job in hand. He can chose what fits him to be comfortable, whether he have to stand up and give orders or picnicking in Bahamas on shorts trousers and baseball cap. That's his choice.
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                                            ASHOK KUMAR
                                            Oct 13, 2016 at 9:19 am
                                            Why Modi, who came to power by saying there were scams to the tune of crores of rupees during UPA time , is silent on 3500 crore of bribe in Augustaland Chopper Scam and is not doing anything to set up Fast Track Courts to try criminals of UPA time.
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