Goa congress distance itself from senior party leader Pratapsinh Rane
The Goa Congress has distanced itself from senior party leader Pratapsinh Rane's statement in which he had said that Goans who work abroad do toilet cleaning jobs.
The Congress veteran and former chief minister had made these comments while speaking in the Legislative Assembly last week during a resolution on mining.
"People who don't live in the mining belt want to talk more about the industry. They come from the areas where people go abroad for a living.
We don't know what kind of job they do there..I have heard that they clean toilets there", he had said. The Legislative Assembly on August 3 had unanimously passed a resolution urging the Centre to amend two acts connected with mining in order to restart the sector in the state.
"Talking disrespectfully about any profession or person is fundamentally against the philosophy and the idea of the Congress and therefore the statement was unnecessary and incorrect," Chodankar said in a statement issued here. He said Goa had a long history of migration, and that Goans have enriched every country to which they migrated.
"Many of the Goans have and continue to hold high posts in civil, corporate, government including military and education and research establishments in many countries.
Some have adorned echelons of democratic, social, medical and banking and scientific establishments," he said. Chodankar said it is up to Rane to either withdraw his statement or explain it to the satisfaction of the Goan diaspora. (This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)