Parrikar slams media for misquoting him on reason for leaving Delhi

Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is now the Chief Minister of Goa, took to twitter to slam media reports which claimed that he had quit the post of Defence Minister because he could not cope with the pressure of dealing with issues like Kashmir:

The tweets came after media reports that made claim that this was the “real reason” which led to him quitting. One example of such reports is the report by DNA based on PTI, which was titled as: “Couldn’t handle pressure of issues like Kashmir: Parrikar reveals real reason he came back to Goa”

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

In the above screenshot itself, one can see how DNA played with words. In the headline they scream that this was the “real reason”. But the byline itself said that the Goa CM stated that this was “one of the reasons”.

In the same article, if one digs deeper, one can see that DNA “quotes” him as saying this:

Even if one takes this “quote” to be correct, It may be considered a stretch to directly link the statement of “pressure” with that of Kashmir. Subsequently numerous media reports emerged with the same reporting, all claiming to be sourced via PTI. [1], [2], [3]

Further, in the limited video clipping put out by ABP News, Parrikar is seen saying most of the above, but he does no utter the magical words of “I quit because of this reason”:

Further, as Parrikar said in his tweet, it appears The Hindu had got the quote right. This is what The Hindu had reported:

The above report was filed by a local Goan correspondent so the chances of the meaning getting lost in translation are minimal, and which is why perhaps Parrikar felt this was the most correct report. It also broadly agrees with the video in the ABP News bulletin and makes no mention of the “this is why I left” quote, which wasn’t seen in the video clipping as well.

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

Activist opposing Akshaya Patra’s mid-day meal contract thinks ‘Brahmins obstruct India’s development’

The Akshaya Patra has come under criticism recently for not including onion and garlic in its mid-day meals for school children.

Congress friendly journalist wishes death upon BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Bagga

During the run-up to Gujarat assembly elections last year, Trivedi was caught spreading morphed images with Amit Shah's fake quotes on Patidars
Modi government vindicated, SC says Rafale Deal clean

SC verdict on Rafale deal: Read scathing comments made by Court while dismissing petitions for inquiry

Supreme Court dismissed petitions for an enquiry into Rafale deal pricing, offset partner selection and procurement procedure. Read scathing observations

BJP has lost the digital and social media edge, but it is not too late to recover

Talented supporters are BJP's key asset. If things start moving now BJP will be able to recover the edge lost by 'IT cell'. The time to act is now.

Mumbai Police teaches a lesson in humility to ‘special’ Sonam Kapoor

Actor Dulquer Salman clarified that he and Sonam were sitting inside a car that was rigged to a truck and hence were not breaking traffic rules.

Pro-Congress troll resumes fake news website, makes outlandish claims on Rafale targeting Modi

Abhishek Mishra has been associated with the website which spreads fake news and Islamist propaganda

Double whammy for Congress in court: After Rafale verdict, Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as special director gets SC approval

The Supreme Court's verdict is being seen as the second major embarrassment for both the Congress party and Prashant Bhushan, as the Supreme Court had earlier rejected a plea on the issue of a probe concerning the Rafale deal.

For all his angst against Adani, Rahul Gandhi chose Kamal Nath who rallied behind Adani for power plant in Chhindwara

Kamal Nath is believed to be close to Gautam Adani, whom Rahul Gandhi has frequently accused of being a 'crony capitalist'

‘Will not develop areas which did not vote for me’: Rajasthan Congress MLA shortly after winning

Rajender Singh Bidhuri fought and won a close battle against BJP MLA Suresh Dhakad with a margin of 1661 votes.

Uttar Pradesh: Eight cattle smugglers arrested in Bahraich with arms and ammunition

The smugglers even tried to trample the police personnel with their vehicle.

Latest articles

Connect with us


Don't miss these