Mumbai: A video showing BJP MLA from Dombivli Ravindra Chavan using analogy of pigs while talking about 'uplift of the Dalits' has gone viral on the social media.
The video shows the BJP lawmaker insulting Dalits while speaking at an event in neighbouring Thane district on June 17.
Dombivli MLA's remarks have irked the NCP, which has now called for strict against him and demanded his apology.
Chavan cited the example of Abraham Lincoln narrating a story where Lincoln picked up a "piglet" from a drain and cleaned it.
"Similarly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis too were working hard to uplift Dalits," Chavan said.
The analogy sparked protest and Thane district unit of NCP organised a "naming ceremony" of a pig and named it 'Ravindra Chavan.'
"The cassette (video recording) of my speech which is being circulated is edited and not the original uncut one. My statement has been distorted," Chavan claimed.
Watch the video here.
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