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Expel Maha MLC Paricharak, book him for sedition for remarks on Army wives: Shiv Sena

Solapur MLC had made derogatory comments about wives of Army men in March 2017

mumbai Updated: Mar 06, 2018 16:13 IST
Swapnil Rawal
Swapnil Rawal
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Shiv Sena,BJP
Prashant Paricharak was suspended for 1.5 years in March 2017(HT FILE)

The Shiv Sena MLAs on Tuesday staged a walkout after demanding dismissal of the BJP-backed Solapur MLC Prashant Paricharak. Besides seeking his expulsion, the Sena legislators also asked the council to book him for sedition. Paricharak courted controversy after making derogatory comments about wives of army men in March 2017.

Read: Shiv Sena joins opposition chorus, attacks BJP

After the walkout, Sena MLA Sunil Prabhu said, “Sena has been demanding his dismissal. The speaker gave a ruling that it is a matter of the Upper House and cannot be discussed in the Assembly. But it is in the national interest to dismiss [Paricharak] and file sedition charge against him.”

Prabhu added Sena MLC Neelam Gorhe, who was part of the 10-member committee to probe the incident, was against revoking Paricharak’s suspension.

Read: MLC Prashant Paricharak suspended for 1.5 years over army wives remark

Paricharak, who was suspended for 1.5 years in March 2017, had joked during an election campaign that soldiers posted at the borders distribute sweets on the birth of their babies although they have not gone home in a year.

First Published: Mar 06, 2018 14:25 IST