Parrikar should desist from verbal diarrhea: Goa Congress

Parrikar should desist from verbal diarrhea: Goa Congress

Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) A day after the Congress in Delhi accused Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar of politicising the surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC), the party’s Goa state unit has asked Parrikar to desist from “verbal diarrhea”.

“Manohar Parrikar is a Defence Minister with verbal diarrhea. He should speak less, act more, respect the forces and equip them. Our armed forces are strong enough to hit hard. Don’t undermine them with your political pitch,” Goa Congress spokesperson Sunil Kawthankar said in a statement.

Speaking in Mumbai on Wednesday, Parrikar said there were no surgical strikes during previous Congress regimes.

“I have been the Defence Minister for two years. From whatever I have known, there is no surgical strike from previous years. What they are quoting are actions taken by border action teams. These are common actions across the globe and by the Indian Army,” Parrikar was quoted in the media as saying.

Kawthankar, however, claims that the former Goa Chief Minister had reduced the Indian governance to the petty level of ‘nukkad’ politics.

“He shouldn’t reduce Indian governance to ‘nukkad’ politics of Goa and act as a statesman,” Kawthankar added.


  1. Well in the past when attacked by Pakistan nothing came out of Congress- they seemed constipated- against an enemy like Pakistan we prefer verbal diarrhoea, lot of rhetoric and strong action – After 40 years of impotence the present government has given us pride in ourselves and our country

  2. Why is Congress party trying so hard to censor any discussion that may offend Pakistan and its supporters? Every congress voter/supporter should ask yourself this question. I know there are many on this forum!!

  3. “Blinded by political vote garnering out of the blood and sacrifice of our soldiers, Mr. Parrikar is unabashedly lying & misleading the people of India. Defence Minister is free to give credit to anyone but should abstain from undermining the huge sacrifices made by our armed forces in last 68 years.
    Today his statements have insulted war veterans and ex-servicemen along with all those para military and police personnel. Does he mean that those who fought the great wars of 1947, 1962, 1965, 1971 and 1999 had no courage and deserved no credit?
    This distasteful commentary, unending public felicitations of the Defence Minister in Goa, Agra & Lucknow and converting ‘national security’ into an ‘event management’ exercise to polish the image of Prime Minister, Narender Modi is an unfortunate attempt and reflects desperation on the part of BJP.”
    “The Central government and its leader Modiji are trying to divert the attention of people from its failures. It is nothing but a new political ploy to divert attention of public from the real and burning issues.”

    Jai Hind

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