Mumbai: Former Maharashtra minister and Congress leader Subodh Savji announced a cash award for anyone who chops off BJP MLA Ram Kadam’s tongue. “I am announcing Rs 5-lakh reward for anyone who chops off BJP MLA Ram Kadam’s tongue. I strongly condemn him saying girls should be abducted,” Savji retaliated to Kadam’s lamentable remarks on abducting girls.
“You (youngsters) can meet me for any work. I will help you 100 per cent. Come (to me) with your parents. What will I do if parents approve? I will abduct the girl concerned and hand her over to you (for marriage),” Kadam can be heard saying in Marathi in a video clip from the event that has gone viral on social media.
#WATCH: Former Maharashtra minister and Congress leader Subodh Savji says ‘I am announcing a Rs 5-lakh reward for anyone who chops off BJP MLA Ram Kadam’s tongue. I strongly condemn him saying girls should be abducted.’ (06.09.18) pic.twitter.com/Y3h8AR7Vd1
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Kadam is a BJP MLA from the in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar Assembly constituency. He made the remarks at a ‘dahi handi’ event in the area on Monday. Kadam had claimed that he had received several calls from youngsters asking for his help after girls declined their advances.
Kadam faced a massive backlash for his deplorable comments. The opposition parties likened him to mythological demon king Ravan. Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) put up posters depicting Kadam as Ravana outside Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis residence.
Yesterday Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam slammed Kadam and demanded his suspension. How can an MLA speak of kidnapping women and hand them over to boys, he said. The BJP MLA has insulted all women of the country and his statement