Over Ram Kadam's 'kidnap Girls' Shocker, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray Asks If BJP Has Started 'Beti Bhagao' Campaign

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Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray has sought out action against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ram Kadam. While addressing a press conference, Uddhav Thackeray twisted the wording of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign and mounted a scathing attack on the ruling government.

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Updated On:

A day after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ram Kadam raked up a controversy while talking about proposing to women and then offering to 'kidnap' them for men, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray has sought out action against the MLA. While addressing a press conference, Uddhav Thackeray twisted the wording of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign and mounted a scathing attack on the ruling government.

"I think Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis should take action against Ram Kadam. Has BJP started a 'Beti Bhagao Campaign'?", he said. 

Earlier on Tuesday, the Minister attracted flak for his statement following which he took to Twitter and issued an apology. 

Rough Translation: I express regret if anyone got offended with my statement. A 54 sec video is being used to portray me in the wrong light by the opposition. There were a lot of journalists present when I made the statement and none of them objected as they knew the context.

Read: OUTRAGEOUS: While Talking About Proposing To Women, BJP MLA Ram Kadam Offers To 'kidnap' Them For Men

Earlier on Tuesday, a video shared by NCP MLA  Dr.Jitendra Awhad‏ on a micro-blogging site went viral. MLA Ram Kadam was clearly heard making the outrageous 'promise'.  

"You can call me.. if you call me saying I have proposed a girl and need your help.. I will definitely help you.. I will call your parents and ask them...If they say they like that girl then... I will kidnap that girl and give it you.. now take my number", Ram Kadam said while addressing a crowd of thousands that had gathered to witness his Dahi Handi festival.

When confronted by Republic TV, the MLA tried to justify his irresponsible statement and said:   

"That was just an interaction with the people over there. I clearly mentioned that they shoulkd first take permission from their parents before getting married. I dis not mean to kidnap girls".

He went on to take a complete U-turn and said that he will not apologize for the bizarre statement. 

"That was not my statement. People were gossiping there and they made those statement. I will not apologize for the statement because it was not mine". 

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