Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat on Saturday appealed the women to stay away from politics and not to
fall for 33 per cent reservation.
"If womenfolk start chasing politics then it will have
negative impact on the society," Kamat told a women`s
gathering on Saturday.
The congress chief minister`s statement comes in
contradiction to United Progressive Alliance (UPA) policy of
encouraging women in politics by offering them reservations in
"Don`t fall for 33 per cent reservation. Politics
makes you mad. Women plays important role in transforming the
society. We should look after our next generation," Kamat
Noted film actress Varsha Usgaonkar was also present
on the dais along with Chief Minister for the women`s
convention organized by Institute Menezes Braganza.
The Chief Minister had recently hit the controversy
after he refused to meet a women`s delegation, which had
sparked violent protest near secretariat.
Addressing a press conference, women had claimed that
he does not want their votes.
The women`s were the part of village groups that had
gone to meet Chief Minister demanding illegal activities
marring ecology of the state.