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Congress condemns Parsekar for CCTV advice to Goans

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Paji, February 1: The opposition on Sunday criticised Goan Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar for suggesting the urban dwellers should have CCTVs for safety, saying the government was abdicating its main responsibility to provide security. Parsekar made the suggestion Saturday in the backdrop of a murder of two women Friday during an alleged burglary in a flat at Vasco, a port town, 40 km from Paji. The Congress party questioned the chief minister’s suggestion in the light of Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP)–led central government installing thousand of CCTVs recently during the US president’s Delhi visit.
“In Delhi, the BJP installs 15,000 CCTV cameras for US President Barack Obama’s security. But here the chief minister appeals to citizens to install CCTV cameras,” Congress spokesperson Durgadas Kamat said in a statement issued here. “It is a highly condemble comment... Instead of making such loose statements, the government should give free gun licences to citizens so that they can protect themselves and not depend on the chief minister and his government,” he added. On Saturday, Parsekar said in Vasco: “When we buy property in lakhs we need to also pay towards our safety. (IANS)

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