Expel Goa minister for mini-skirt, bikini remarks: Congress

The Congress on Wednesday demanded the expulsion of Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar for his controversial remarks where he demanded a ban on women wearing mini-skirts to night clubs and bikinis to beaches.

IANS| Last Updated: Jul 02, 2014, 14:06 PM IST

Panaji: The Congress on Wednesday demanded the expulsion of Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar for his controversial remarks where he demanded a ban on women wearing mini-skirts to night clubs and bikinis to beaches.

In a statement issued here, Congress spokesperson Durgadas Kamat said: "We demand his expulsion from the cabinet. Sudin Dhavalikar should have better concentrated on water problems in the state rather than doing moral policing and advocating what women should wear."
Dhavalikar is a member of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), which is a partner in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government in the state.

Kamat said the BJP should have censured Dhavalikar for his remarks.
"BJP can`t get away by saying Dhavalikar`s remarks are his personal," Kamat said.

Dhavalikar, during an interaction with reporters, said Friday: "Young girls wearing short skirts in nightclubs are a threat to the Goan culture. This habit of young girls wearing short dresses everywhere does not fit the Goan culture. What will happen to it if this continues? We should not allow this. It should be stopped."

He also advised that women should stop drinking too, "because it is not good for their health".