The opposition as well as social activists are mounting pressure on the CM to come out publicly and condemn Mr Kadam.
Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ram Kadam on Thursday again extended an apology for his remark about abducting girls. He said that he had been misquoted for political reasons. But the pressure has now moved to his party’s leadership, especially chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who has not uttered a word on the issue as yet. The opposition as well as social activists are mounting pressure on the CM to come out publicly and condemn Mr Kadam.
“My political opponents misquoted my statement and created a controversy. Sisters and mothers are hurt due to this. I have extended an apology again and again for that. Respecting my sisters and mothers, I am again apologising now,” Mr Kadam tweeted on Thursday morning. His second apology came after political parties and civil society continued to slam him.
Opposition parties demanded immediate action on Mr Kadam. “Why is chief minister Devendra Fadnavis keeping mum on Mr Kadam? Doesn’t he think that it’s his duty to speak to the people of Maharashtra and assure them? This is the height of insensitivity," said Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan.
Nationalist Congress Party's state chief Jayant Patil demanded an FIR against Mr Kadam. “His statement is serious in nature. Why should not action be taken against him? Just because he belongs to the ruling party, the police thinks he is above law,” said Mr Patil.