Goa Minister Vijay Sardesai (Source: Twitter)
Goa Minister Vijay Sardesai (Source: Twitter)

Goa Min apologises for his Parrikar's remark, accuses Cong of twisting statement

ANI | Updated: Feb 02, 2019 15:39 IST

Goa [India], Feb 2 (ANI): Goa Minister Vijai Sardesai on Saturday apologised for allegedly likening Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to Jesus Christ and accused the Congress of twisting his "beautiful metaphor into a weapon of hate".
Referring to a newspaper report Sardesai tweeted: "I never said Parrikar is Jesus! Congress is attempting to twist a beautiful metaphor into a weapon of hate! If V say V should build bridges and not walls, r V equating ourselves to Jesus? But if anyone is hurt because of the deliberate spin given by Congress, I seek pardon from them."

The Congress party had alleged that the Goa state agriculture minister had hurt the sentiments for remarks he made on a congratulatory motion moved by a BJP MLA during the budget session on Thursday. Sardesai had congratulated the Goa CM for the newly constructed ‘Atal Setu’ and quoted from the Bible. (ANI)