Woman Cong leader seeks apology from Rane over remark about
Panaji, Aug 10 (PTI) Goa Congress women's wing chief
Pratima Coutinho today demanded an apology from party leader
Pratapsinh Rane over his statement that Goans who go abroad
for work do lowly jobs such as toilet cleaning there.
"Mahila Congress (Congress women wing) is hurt by the
statement and with all humility, he should apologize to the
people working abroad and their dependents," Coutinho said
"We humbly request our senior leader Rane to admit the
mistake and apologize to the people of Goa for hurting their
sentiments," she added.
Rane, a former chief minister, had said during a
discussion on mining industry in the Goa 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
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. PTI RPS