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Sena MLA who abused women at toll-booth resigns

PTI  Nashik, August 24, 2013
First Published: 20:11 IST(24/8/2013) | Last Updated: 21:40 IST(24/8/2013)

Shiv Sena MLA Anil Kadam, who had allegedly abused women staff at a toll-booth near Pimpalgaon Baswant on Mumbai-Agra national highway two days ago, submitted his resignation to party chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday, sources said.

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The Niphad MLA gave his resignation to Thackeray at the Ojhar airport in Nashik in the morning, while the latter was on his way to Shirdi to address a rally, Shiv Sena district unit chief Jayant Dinde said.

"Owning the responsibility of the toll-booth incident, Kadam tendered his resignation," Dinde said.

Video footage aired by a private news channel had shown Kadam abusing the all-female staff at the booth. Police said Kadam apparently lost his cool because the staff demanded toll from him, while the MLAs are exempted from toll. He was travelling in a private car at the time.

An all-party protest march led by former MLA and senior NCP leader Dilip Bankar, had been taken out over the incident yesterday at Niphad in the district.


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