The news of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s visit to Valmiki Naik’s father, Datta Naik has become an issue of controversy in the state of Goa and reason behind this is very simple. All know that both Valmiki and Parrikar are political rivals and in the current political scenario which exists in our country it only amounts into the speculations that have no end. What was the reason behind the visit of the defence minister to Valmiki’s house? Read the complete story here.
According to the news published by national English daily the Times of India, defense minister Manohar Parriakar on Sunday visited Valmiki Naik’s house to meet his father Datta Naik and when the media reports tried asking Valmiki about the reason behind Parrikar’s visit he said to have left the press conference in a huff.
The sources further revealed that Valmiki later told the media that he is not aware of the outcome of the meeting but that does not change his stand against the ruling party in the state. “Nothing will change my resolve to oppose and defeat the corrupt, the arrogant and incompetent BJP government in Goa.” “Despite political and ideological differences, I hope Parrikar will continue to visit my family where he would be welcomed in true Goan hospitality,” said Valmiki.
The sources in the BJP has revealed before the media that, Shri. Datta Naik was a strong supporter of BJP once upon a time. According to the sources, senior Naik was an active supporter of BJP between 1980 till 1990. According to the reports, On July 3, chief minister LaxmikantParsekar had said he was convinced that the entry of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the poll fray for the assembly elections would help the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in forming the government for a second consecutive term. Opposition parties have already said that AAP is the ‘B’ team of BJP in the state.
Later in the conversation, Valmiki told the media that he is related to Shrinivas Dempo, a noted industrialist of Goa, who informed him about his visit. “Noted industrialist Shrinivas Dempo, who happens to be my second cousin, informed my family, that he will also be visiting my father on Sunday,” said Valmiki.
Making a point that he will not be present at the meeting, Valmiki said, “This meeting may be happening right now as we speak. My father is not well, he suffers from dementia, symptoms of Alzheimer and he remains under heavy medication. Despite this, I appreciate the concern of Parrikar to visit my father and that he is willing to come to a house where a political opponent resides in,” he added. “I thank Parrikar for his visit today to my father and I urge the Modi government to take some lessons from Parrikar and learn to extend a similar courtesy to the AAP government in Delhi,” he said.
The above report makes one thing clear that every visit and meeting should not be clubbed into the political ground. There are other relations in this world which is much more important than the politics. Media is responsible for bringing out the transparent and unbiased information before the public but if that amounts into the trespass into someone’s personal life then? What is your opinion here? Please do leave your comments.