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Poor should also stay clean, it costs less, says Manohar Parrikar

"Let us be clean, neat. Poor persons should also stay clean. I think it doesn't cost. In fact, it costs less... Simple things can be done. All those things will happen," Parrikar said.

By: Express Web Desk | Panaji | Updated: February 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Poor persons should also stay clean, it costs less: Parrikar Goa CM Manohar Parrikar (file photo)

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that poor people should also stay clean as it costs less to stay clean.

“Let us be clean, neat. Poor persons should also stay clean. I think it doesn’t cost. In fact, it costs less… Simple things can be done. All those things will happen,” Parrikar said, while speaking at a Health Ministry function and exhorting people to ensure hygienic conditions.

Pointing out to an increasing trend of criticism in the state, the Goa chief minister said that according to police intelligence reports as many as 25 press conferences were being held everyday.

“Some people have a habit of criticising. I am seeing it. I get the police report. There are 25 press conferences every day. Do you know that?” Parrikar said. “One doesn’t know who is taking these press conferences and for what. Some are so tired of holding press conferences that they only issue press notes with photographs. Let us not go into those controversies,” he added.

Parrikar also criticised the lack of hygienic conditions outside the Goa Medical College and Hospital, located near Panaji and warned of action. “The MLA and sarpanch (village head) is here… I do not want to block someone’s livelihood, but if you are poor and you start peddling on the roads, then it will not be tolerated. I will make appropriate place for it, if need be,” he said.

The Goa chief minister had recently drawn flak after he said he has now started to fear as “girls have started drinking beer”. READ MORE 

(With IANS inputs)

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  1. India First
    Feb 14, 2018 at 4:17 am
    Parrikar said the most simple and direct thing as usual. Good Man.
    1. Sahib Singh
      Feb 14, 2018 at 4:02 am
      What an ignorant statement from another BJP out of touch douche bag. How is someone supposed to stay clean without having access to running water, a bar of soap to bathe and to wash his or her clothes? This moron must live in another country where everyone has access to these basic amenities to stay clean. I know India and I have traveled from the border in the west to Calcutta and far east, to south to AP. And sadly I have seen the abject poverty that exists in this beautiful country largely due to the corrupt politicians like this guy and bureaucrats that exist only to loot and get fat of the bribes and by ignoring the plight of the poor. This man should be flogged in a public square for making such stupid comments.
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        1. Genaro Lobo
          Feb 13, 2018 at 9:46 pm
          Manohar Parrikar! You should have stayed clean not occupied the CM’s chair.Practise before you preach .The State of Goa is collecting Swach Bharat tax right so what are you waiting for. Get moving and do the needful.
          1. T
            Feb 13, 2018 at 9:24 pm
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              Feb 13, 2018 at 9:50 pm
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                Feb 13, 2018 at 10:59 pm
                And the slaves of the Most Beneficent are those who walk on the earth in humility and sedateness, and when the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with mild words of gentleness. (Al-Furqaan 25:63) And do not turn your cheek [in contempt] toward people and do not walk through the earth exultantly. Indeed, Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful. And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice indeed, the most disagreeable of sounds is the voice of donkeys. (Luqmaan 31:18-19)
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