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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.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2018 10:02 IST
Ex-Maharashtra minister,cutting off BJP MLA’s tongue,Subodh Saoji
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.(ANI/Twitter)

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.

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