Call My Number, I’ll Kidnap Women for You, Says BJP MLA Ram Kadam

“If the man’s parents agree to the marriage, we’ll kidnap the girl for him,” BJP MLA Ram Kadam promised a crowd

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If you propose to a girl, and she doesn’t agree to marry you. Call me. We’ll speak to your parents and if they agree to the marriage, we’ll kidnap her for you.
Ram Kadam, BJP MLA

That was the assurance that Ghatkopar BJP MLA Ram Kadam gave to a crowd at a Dahi Handi celebration on the night of Monday, 3 September.

A video of Kadam’s promise was shared by NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad on Twitter. In the video, seen below, Kadam offers his phone number to the men in the crowd and says that if any of the men listening has proposed to a girl and is facing trouble, they should call him.

He then says he’ll solve their problem. Kadam says he’ll talk to the man’s parents, and if they approve of the marriage, he will then “kidnap the girl for them”.

Nationalist Congress Party spokesperson Nawab Malik demanded that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis file an FIR against BJP lawmaker Ram Kadam for his 'abducting girls' comment.

Malik added that Kadam was now known as 'Ravan Kadam' should be sacked immediately from his MLA post, reported DNA.

After Backlash, Kadam Says His Comments “Were Distorted”

Kadam’s statement was not well-received, to say the least. AAP National Executive member Preeti Sharma asked if the BJP’s women leaders were okay being kidnapped by Ram Kadam, adding:

In a statement to The Indian Express, Kadam claimed that his statement had been distorted. This, despite the video to the contrary.

(With inputs from The Indian Express and ANI)

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