PANAJI: Responding to recurring criticism of his dressing perception, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday asked his critics not to decide him on the basis of the garments he wears but on his functionality.
Parrikar was talking at a function in Panaji organised by the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Get together to rejoice the former Goa main minister’s sixtieth birthday.
“Why choose individuals from the clothes they use? I have not joined the military. I have not joined the navy. I have not joined the air drive. To be a part of that is hard, it is less complicated to be part of politics,” Parrikar said.
The defence minister mentioned he has acquired numerous communications from retired armed forces officers inquiring him to use a more official bandhgala for official capabilities of his ministry.
“A lot of retired military officers create to me, telling me to use the bandhgala, which I put on abroad, at features. I use it there because I depict India, for that reason, I use a official dress. Why wear it for a perform of my personal section,” Parrikar mentioned.
The minister, who has seldom veered from his staple tucked-out shirt, trousers and sandals avatar as chief minister of Goa, also stated that after he was criticised soon after an end of his shirt slipped out of the sweater.
“A person criticised me simply because an conclude of my shirt was sticking out of my sweater which I experienced worn because of the cold in Delhi. They published a photograph of the shirt sticking out. I requested if an conclude of my shirt does stick out, does it make me weaker while going after terrorists,” Parrikar stated.