Goa priest apologises for 'hate speech' against BJP, late Manohar Parrikar
The parish priest of Raia has offered an unconditional apology Wednesday over the alleged hate speech given against the Bharatiya Janata Party. The apology comes a day after Goa Church expressed “regret” over the controversial statements made during the sermon.
A video of parish priest Father Conceicao D`Silva addressing people inside Raia church in South Goa went viral on social media. In the clip, the priest is seen speaking in Konkani and criticising the BJP party president Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and late Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar.
The Election Commission also warned the priest not to repeat such things in future.
It is regretted that the Parish Priest of Raia, while addressing his parishioners recently, has made some objectionable statements about a specific political party as well as individuals of that party," Goa Diocesan Centre for Social Communications Media said in a statement.