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Congress dares Khattar for Goa Minister's resignation

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Saturday reacted sharply on alleged remarks by Vijai Sardesai, who described majority domestic tourists as "scum" and said north Indians wanted "in Goa".

from Haryana, Randeep Singh Surjewala, said that should either demand Town and Country Planning Sardesai's resignation or accept that he was "unable to protect the rights of his people" in the northern state.

"The (BJP) Minister of government has lost his mind. In broad daylight he is insulting the people of and

"Khattar Sir, either you take resignation of the or accept that you are unable to protect the rights of the people," Surjewala said in a tweet in Hindi.

He also attached a news report on the BJP leader's remarks claiming a majority of the domestic tourists visiting Goa are the "scum of the earth".

Surjewala's remarks came a day after stoked controversy with his remarks while speaking at the Goa Biz Fest organised at a resort near Panaji.

said it was difficult for a state that was "superior" to the rest of India, vis-a-vis most social indices, to control "irresponsible tourists" coming from other states.

"Your (Manohar Parrikar) is pushing to increase tourists coming into Goa. Today, we receive tourists who are almost six times the state's population.

"Those tourists are not the top-end tourists. They are also the scum of the earth," said.

Sardesai also made scathing comments about tourists from north India, "who were trying to convert Goa into a Haryana".

"We are dependent on north Indians but this is what they do. They are not bothered about Goa. They will like to recreate a in Goa," Sardesai said.



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 15:44 IST