Media misunderstands me as I'm frank, says Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar says media misunderstands him
Panaji, Feb 4:  Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that his habit of being transparent and frank even when speaking to strangers has often resulted in the media misquoting him.

"I have always had this one trait. I say anything to anyone. Even my personal details to strangers. But this sometime works against me now. You say something and then it is misinterpreted by the media and published," Parrikar said, adding that very often bytes given by him to the media result in unnecessary controversy.

Parrikar in the recent past has been extremely critical of the media, a section of which he claimed indulges in paid news while several others, he said, are biased in their reportage.

Parrikar, who was speaking at Goa's first state language convention in Panaji, also underlined the importance of being able to laugh at oneself.


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