New Delhi, Feb 10: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar stoked up a controversy on Friday as he stated that he he has now started to fear as “even girls have started drinking beer”. Addressing a gathering of young students at the first edition of the State Youth Parliament organised by Legislature Secretariat, Porvorim, Parrikar said that the youth of the state is not willing to work hard and started queuing up for jobs outside government offices. Also Read - Goa Travel News For Adventure Enthusiasts: New Rules For Water Sports And Cruises as State Increases Activities

“I have begun to fear now, because even the girls have started drinking beer. The tolerance limit is being crossed,” said Parrikar. “I am not talking about everyone. I am not talking about these people who are siting here,” he added. Also Read - Bizarre: Obscene Clip Sent From Goa Deputy CM's Phone, Minister Claims His Mobile Was 'Hacked' When he Was Asleep

Parrikar emphassised that the state will soon get rid from the menace of drugs. “I have no belief that it will come down to zero. I personally do not believe that there is much proliferation (of drugs) in colleges,” he said. Also Read - School Reopening News: Resumption of Normal Classes Deferred in These 2 BJP-Ruled States | Read Details

“As per the law, if there is a small quantity of drugs, a person gets bail in eight to 15 days or a month. Our courts have also become lenient, but at least the guilty are caught,” added Parrikar.

Commenting on the unemployment, Parrikar said that the youth in Goa are shying away from hard work. “A long queue was seen for the lower division clerk’s job in the government department because they do not want to work hard,” the Goa CM  said.