Laxmikant Parsekar’s U-turn: ‘Goa tourist destination, all foreigners welcome’

The state is committed to providing security to everyone, CM said.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:June 9, 2016 3:26 am
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In a bid to downplay his earlier remark about Goans being “annoyed” with the behaviour and way of life of Nigerians, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Wednesday said Goa is an international tourist destination and all foreigners, including Nigerians, are welcome. The state is committed to providing security to everyone, he added.

“Goa is an international tourist destination. How can we ask someone not to come or ban them? Everyone is welcome in Goa — be it Nigerians or all Africans. We are committed to providing security to everyone,” Parsekar told reporters after meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Wednesday.

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Parsekar said “there might be one or two individual incidents” involving some Nigerians, but a generalised opinion cannot be formed based on them.

On May 30, he had stoked a controversy while responding to a question on allegations of rape against a Nigerian in Goa. “The Goans are complaining about these foreigners. We get people from all other countries, but the people of Goa are very much annoyed with their (Nigerians) behaviour…,” he had said.

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