Railway official calls Alina & Kuthalkars “Portuguese”

20 Jan 2020 07:14 PM

Was this a slip of the tongue? Or was it bias? South Western Railway general manager Ajay Kumar Singh called the Kuthali MLA Alina Saldanha and Kuthalkars ‘Portuguese’. He then proceeded to give the MLA, a former headmistress, a lecture on Indian history and 10,000 year old Goan and Indian houses.

General manager of South Western Railway (SWR) Ajay Kumar Singh was having a meeting with Kuthali MLA Alina Saldana during a routine inspection of the doubling of a railway track from the Hubbali section to the Vasco railway station. Singh ultimately took the statement back. But not before he completed the history lesson. He ended by saying that the decision would be taken by the governments

Reporter: HIru Mahale | Desk: Sameep Narvekar

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