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Rane says Goans do toilet cleaning jobs abroad; Cong frowns

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The has distanced itself from Pratapsinh Rane's statement in which he had said that who work abroad do toilet cleaning jobs.

The veteran and former had made these comments while speaking in the last week during a resolution on

"People who don't live in the 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.

The on August 3 had unanimously passed a resolution urging the Centre to amend two acts connected with in order to restart the sector in the state.

Pradesh Committee Girish Chodankar today said Rane's statement was "incorrect and unnecessary".

"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.

He said had a long history of migration, and that have enriched every country to which they migrated.

"Many of the 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 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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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 23:05 IST