Ex-Maharashtra minister announces Rs 5 lakh for ‘cutting off’ BJP MLA’s tongue
In a video of an event at Buldhana in eastern Maharashtra, Subodh Saoji, a Congress leader and a former state minister, was purportedly heard saying that BJP MLA Ram Kadam’s statement was unbecoming of a legislator.Updated: Sep 07, 2018 10:02 IST
A former Maharashtra minister, Subodh Saoji, allegedly announced a reward on Thursday for anyone who “cuts off the tongue” of BJP MLA Ram Kadam, whose “would abduct the girl a boy has liked” statement has triggered a huge controversy.
In a video of an event at Buldhana in eastern Maharashtra, Subodh Saoji, a Congress leader and a former state minister, was purportedly heard saying that Kadam’s statement was unbecoming of a legislator.
“...and therefore, I am announcing a Rs 5-lakh reward for anyone who comes forward and cuts off his tongue,” he purportedly said.
Saoji could not be contacted for comments.
#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— ANI (@ANI) September 7, 2018
At a “Dahi Handi” event in his assembly constituency in Mumbai on Monday night, Kadam had told youngsters that they could tell him if they liked a girl and he would “abduct” her for them even if she rejected their proposal.
The Maharashtra State Commission for Women has issued a notice to Kadam over his remark, seeking his reply.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
First Published: Sep 07, 2018 09:42 IST