A former Maharashtra minister 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 Mr 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.
Mr Saoji could not be contacted for comments.
At a “Dahi Handi” event in his Assembly constituency in Mumbai on Monday night, Mr 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 Mr Kadam over his remark, seeking his reply.