"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 living. We don't know what kind of job they do there..I have heard that they clean toilets there", he had said.
"Talking disrespectful 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.
"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 upto Rane to either withdraw his statement or explain it to the satisfaction of the Goan diaspora.
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