Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

BJP MLA Promises to Kidnap Girls for Men if They Reject Proposals

To show that he was serious about his shocking offer, Kadam even gave his mobile number to those in the audience, saying the men could call him to get the girl kidnapped.

Chaitanya Mangure | CNN-News18

Updated:September 4, 2018, 6:07 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
BJP MLA Promises to Kidnap Girls for Men if They Reject Proposals
File photo of BJP MLA Ram Kadam, who had promised to 'kidnap' girls for boys at a Dahi Handi function.

Mumbai: BJP MLA from Ghatkopar Ram Kadam made an outrageous statement during Dahi Handi celebrations in Mumbai on Monday as he offered to “kidnap girls” for boys if their proposal gets rejected.

To show that he was serious about his shocking offer, Kadam even gave his mobile number to those in the audience, saying the men could call him to get the girl kidnapped.

“You can call me if you need any help. If you call me and say I have proposed to a girl and she refused, please help me, I will definitely help you. You should call your parents and if they say they like that girl then I will kidnap that girl and bring her to you. Now take my phone number," the MLA said.

The video of the MLA making controversial statement was shared by NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad on social media and it has gone viral.

Awhad questioned the safety of women in Maharashtra if even lawmakers think like this. "Another name has been added to the list of BJP leaders making controversial statements. How will women be safe in this state?" he asked.

Kadam, however, denied making the statement and employed the often used defence of being misquoted.

"I said that children should consult their parents. My statement has been misunderstood. This is a political conspiracy of the opposition to target me," he claimed.

Kadam is well known for organising Dahi Handi celebrations in Ghatkopar. Many Hindi film celebrities and political leaders had also attended Kadam's Dahi Handi celebrations. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had also attended the event and shared stage with Kadam on Monday.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results