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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

#GirlsWhoDrinkBeer trends on Twitter after Goa CM Manohar Parrikar says he fears girls drinking

Hashtag ‘Girlswhodrinkbeer’ was trending on Twitter on Saturday.

india Updated: Feb 10, 2018 17:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar during an event in Panaji.
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar during an event in Panaji. (HT File Photo)

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday expressed his concern over girls consuming alcohol while he spoke about his government’s resolution to tackle drug menace in the coastal state.

“I have begun to fear now because even girls have started drinking beer. The tolerance limit is being crossed,” Parrikar said at an event.

The BJP leader was trolled on social media, with many using the hashtag ‘GirlsWhoDrinkBeer’ to mock the chief minister’s statement.

Here’s a look at some reactions: 

Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson Tushar Gandhi also criticised the comment: 

A mock account had something to add as well: 

A few defenders jumped into the debate: 

First Published: Feb 10, 2018 17:20 IST

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