However, the minorities cannot be "fooled", Chodankar said, and reminded about BJP's criticism in the past of their eating and dressing habits.
Naik also said that Shah was not specific about Goa when he spoke about minority communities during a closed door interaction with BJP functionaries from the state on Saturday.
Reacting to it, Chodankar, in a statement issued on Sunday, said, "Minorities cannot be fooled and will not forget BJP's silence despite protests, when the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had called them (minorities) 'rahu-ketu' in Goa on October 07, 2004."
"The BJP was further exposed when it started attacking the lifestyle of minorities by suppressing their dressing and eating habits," he said.
The charge of the top post in Goa was then handed over to BJP MLA Laxmikant Parsekar.
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