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Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

women's today demanded an apology from over his statement that Goans who go abroad for work do lowly jobs such as toilet cleaning there.

"Mahila (women wing) is hurt by the statement and with all humility, he should apologize to the people working abroad and their dependents," Coutinho said here.

"We humbly request our senior leader Rane to admit the mistake and apologize to the people of for hurting their sentiments," she added.

Rane, a former chief minister, had said during a discussion on industry in the Assembly that Goans who work abroad "do toilet cleaning jobs".

While it drew a sharp reaction from the Goan diaspora, state Congress had distanced itself from the controversial statement.

Coutinho also said that the Congress ruled the state for many years but failed to create enough jobs, which forced people to migrate.

Rane was not available for comments on Countinho's demand.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 22:50 IST