Women should respect women: Goa CM

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 13:08 hrs

Panaji, Mar 15 (IBNS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has suggested that women should change their mindset towards other women as he expressed concern that a daughter is deprived of privileges in a family.

"A daughter gets secondary treatment in a family. It is very often the case that a mother will shower her son with love and care than to daughter," Parrikar told reporters after participating in pre-budget discussion in the capital late Thursday evening.

He was responding to a media question on women safety.

The IITian, who after the brutal-Delhi gang rape incident, revived security for women in Goa including re-launching 24-hour toll free women helpline and helpdesk at every police station to respond quick in the event of trouble, said discrimination should come to an end.

"Women should respect other women as a long term measure or else men will establish their superiority over women," he said.

The 28-day long Fourth Session of the Sixth Legislative Assembly is set to begin on March 18, which is when Parrikar will present state Budget 2013-14.

During an extensive interaction, he disclosed that government will focus on employment generation while also assuring to cut down on unnecessary expenditures.

Even though the state is reeling under financial crisis after the stoppage of mining activity pending Supreme Court order and zero VAT on petrol, Parrikar, also the Finance Minister said the government managed to collect revenue from other sectors like Tourism and Excise.

The forthcoming Budget will give special attention to agriculture sector like introducing contract farming, schemes for farmers and ban on the sale and conversion of agricultural land.

(Reporting by John Edwards)

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