Sadhvi Saraswati Addresses Media At India Hindu Conclave In Goa

Goa Minister Vijai Sardesai on Saturday hit out at Sadhvi Saraswati, who stoked a row with her remark on beef consumption, saying people like her come to the state as “tourists,” who are unaware of the Goan ethos. The state agriculture minister said strong action will be taken against those who try to create communal disharmony in the state with their talks. “Goa has 60 lakh tourists coming every year, including these kind of Saraswatis. They don’t know what is ‘goenkarpoon’ (Goanness). They make controversial statements basically to gain some cheap publicity,” Sardesai told a press conference here.