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Cut off hands of those who are corrupt, demands Goa MLA

In a controversial statement, an MLA of Goa Assembly today asked the state government to cut off the hands of those who are accused of corruption.
India TV Politics Desk Panaji August 02, 2016 15:50 IST
India TV Politics Desk

In a controversial statement, an MLA of Goa Assembly today asked the state government to cut off the hands of those who are accused of corruption.

“If the government is serious about acting against corruption, then they should cut off the hands of those who are corrupt,” independent MLA from Bicholim Naresh Sawal demanded in the Goa assembly.

Sawal accused the BJP-led coalition government of going slow on curbing corruption.

Reacting to Sawal's charge, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar asked Sawal to exercise caution while making statements in the assembly.

"It looks like the MLA has come with his sword unsheathed. This is a democracy and in a democracy, even if a person is known as an established criminal or a cheat, it has to proven so. You cannot cut off the hands of thieves. This is a democracy. He should realise that," Parsekar said

The CM also added that his government was serious about eradicating corruption.

(With IANS inputs)