Mumbai. A controversy erupted over Maharashtra minister and senior Shiv Sena leader Gulabrao Patil’s remarks comparing the streets of Jalgaon district in his constituency with actress Hema Malini’s cheeks. However, after the State Women’s Commission took a tough stand, the minister apologized for his statement.
The video of Patil’s purported remarks has gone viral on social media. The minister made the alleged remarks while addressing an election meeting during the recent Bodhwad Nagar Panchayat elections in the district. During his speech, Patil asked his opponents to visit his constituency and see good quality roads there.
What did Minister Gulabrao Patil say?
In a veiled attack on former BJP leader Eknath Khadse, who was MLA from Jalgaon seat for several years, state water supply minister Patil said, “Those who were MLAs for 30 years, they should come to my assembly constituency and see the roads. If these are not like Hema Malini’s cheeks, I will resign.”
apologized after the warning of the state women’s commission
At the same time, State Women’s Commission chairperson Rupali Chakankar took cognizance of Minister Patil’s remarks and warned of legal action against him if he did not apologize for his remarks. Hours after the commission’s warning, Patil apologized for his statement.
Patil told reporters in Dhule, “My intention was not to hurt anyone. I apologize for my comment.”
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