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Words used were not of ‘civilised’ person: BJP MLA Madan Dilawar expresses regret over his caste-sensitive remark

By PTI

Kota: BJP MLA Madan Dilawar regretted his caste-sensitive remarks during a public function on Sunday, saying his words were not those of “a civilized person”.

The MLA lost his cool when people raised slogans against him over the Village Development Fund during the ‘Prasanshan Gaon Ke Sang’ program in Manda village of his Ramganjmandi assembly constituency.

He angrily told them that he belonged to a caste that “hangs (dead animals) upside down”.

The locals retaliated at him, calling him their caste and saying that he too had a “stick” in his hand.

In a video statement on Sunday, the MLA said the “rude” words and behavior of the local people can incite any common man and what he said was directed only at no one else but at them.

When contacted, he told PTI on Sunday, “My words were not for anyone but me as I belong to a community that hangs animals upside down as it is our profession for generations.”

The MLA said that he is not among those who can be threatened.

Dilawar said, “However, the words used by me in public were not those of a decent person.”

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