Manohar Parrikar to his critics: Strip and dance naked

In a rather shocking critique of a section of the media in Goa, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar advised those who blabber needlessly to take off their clothes and dance naked to get publicity.

Manohar Parrikar to his critics: Strip and dance naked

In a rather shocking critique of a section of the media in Goa, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar advised those who blabber needlessly to take off their clothes and dance naked to get publicity.

Parrikar, who attended a BJP meeting in Sattari sub-district in north Goa, located 40 km from Panaji, was speaking on Monday vis-a-vis the limits of criticism.

“I still remember in 1968 during the Watergate issue, he (an editor) had written a large editorial advising (Richard) Nixon. Now, how could an editorial written by him in Marathi reach Nixon? He is in America.”


"Some people do not understand their limits. They keep blabbering. I have some good advice for them. Remove your clothes and dance naked (kapde kadha ani nagde nacha).”

"One will get even better publicity," Parrikar said, while referring to an editor of a vernacular newspaper. “I give one advice to those who abuse to get publicity. There was a newspaper here. It is still there. I will not take its name. It had an editor. He was an international-level editor, he was brought here in his old age. His newspaper had a sale of 1,000," the minister said.