The Congress in Goa on Monday protested the lack of response from the Defence Ministry following the killing of Indian soldiers and mutilation of their bodies at the Indo-Pak border.Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress president Sunita Verenkar also wondered if Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 56-inch chest has now shrunk to 56 millimetres. She said women party members were collecting bangles to presented them to Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani. She recalled that when Ms. Irani was in the Opposition, she had urged BJP workers to send bangles to then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh when India’s borders were being attacked. She said that the Congress women workers in Goa were collecting bangles to be sent to Irani, so that she sends them to Modi, who the Congress leader claimed had been ineffective to combat cross-border terror. “We are collecting bangles, sending it to her, so that she can fulfil her “Mann ki baat,” Ms. Verenkar said.She said, “I think it is shrinking. It has become 56 cm or 56 mm, we do not know, but we request him to protect our soldiers who are fighting at borders.” Ms. Verenkar also lamented that despite brutal attacks on Indian soldiers, the country had no full-time Defence Minister. She also ridiculed Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for surrendering his post of Defence Minister and returning to Goa.“We had a Defence Minister who fled to Goa, why we do not know. Perhaps he is more interested in eating fish, that is why he is back to Goa! We need a full time Defence Minister for India,” Ms. Verenkar said.