From Chinese Ganesha to nude beach outings: Manohar Parrikar suffers a bout of verbal diarrhoea

It was one of those days for Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar when he just couldn't hold himself back.

On Wednesday, during a seminar in New Delhi, Parrikar decided to share every stray thought and memory that crossed his mind. But his comments, meant to induce laughter (we hope), were not always in great taste.

Here are the gems from Mr. Parrikar's day out of the office


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Said Parrikar when asked to comment on the fact that his 'kante se kanta' remark on terrorists appeared to have hit Pakistan like “mirchi”.

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Said Parrikar of Ganesha statues, offering perhaps the most bizarre reason to support PM Modi's 'Make in India' campaign.

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Said Parrikar, taking a long detour down memory lane, when asked about the growing unsafety across India. The point of this story? He didn't lock his door before heading out on this special outing.


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Said Parrikar, sharing his father's thoughts on population control. (We hope the Defense Minister hasn't inherited his views.)

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Said Parrikar, taking an obligatory swing at the previous government, and what marked his most sober moment of the day.

Image courtesy: PTI


Published Date: Jun 04, 2015 10:58 am | Updated Date: Jun 04, 2015 12:02 pm


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