Goa and Karnataka are locking horns over the sharing of Mahadayi or Mandovi river water. Praising Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik, whose entry is banned in Goa, he said Mr Muthalik has done a commendable job in Karnataka and he is a protector of women.
"When Sri Ram Sene workers went to the Mangalore pub (in 2009) to make our sisters understand that it is not fair to indulge in pub culture, parents of a girl who was alleged to have been assaulted by the Sene workers, thanked Mr Muthalik. The parents said Muthalik was doing the right job of protecting women," the Sena leader said.
The Sena, however, didn't demand a ban on "pub culture" but said it's against our values. "You visit a pub in the night at 12 and you find girls and boys sitting outside and drinking. Is this fair? We don't mind what tourists do here, but when it comes to local boys and girls, it is our duty to educate them," Mr Joshi said.
"Even if any Muslim organisation wants to come to Goa and do some good work, we will back them," he said.