Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that the Maratha warrior king Shivaji Maharaj is his political guru, I imbibe his qualities only as much as I can,” Parrikar said at the 126th birth anniversary celebrations of B.R. Ambedkar here.
“But that does not mean that I can be (Shivaji) 100 per cent. I have to learn from his qualities. There is no point in only worshipping.”
Parrikar also said that it was important to imbibe at least some of Ambedkar’s qualities.
“We have to think on the same lines as Babasaheb. If every person in society, adopts even one of his qualities, then our society will go 100 per cent ahead, I guarantee this,” Parrikar said.
“Babasaheb’s philosophy, the qualities that he imbibed, we have to study them. We cannot imbibe everything. If you imbibe everything, you will become Babasaheb yourself,” the Chief Minister added.