Kadam said that "Muslims" who vandalised police vehicles, damaged public property and attacked women police personnel during the Azad Maidan riots in August 2011, "will not be spared".
The Shiv Sena leader also said, "Within six months of becoming the PM, Modi will take action against those Pakistanis who have beheaded our soldiers. Manmohan Singh and (Maharashtra CM) Prithviraj Chavan are shamelss, but Modi will not spare those Pakistanis."
Modi will take action against those Pakistanis who have beheaded our soldiers
However, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray refused to support Kadam's statement. Thackeray, in an official statement said, "The statements made by Shri Ramdas Kadam do not echo the sentiments of Shri Balasaheb Thackeray, Uddhav ji Thackeray and the Shiv Sena party. It is his personal view. The party's stand on Hindutva are clear, and voiced by Uddhav ji time and again."
Modi, BJP's prime ministerial candidate, on Tuesday tweeted, "I disapprove any such irresponsible statement & appeal to those making them to kindly refrain from doing so. Petty statements by those claiming to be BJP's well-wishers are deviating the campaign from the issues of development & good governance (sic)."
Modi's reaction comes in the wake of controversial statements being made by VHP leader Praveen Togadia and Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh. Togadia had on Saturday said that people from Muslim communities must be stopped from buying properties in Hindu communities.
Meanwhile Singh too had warned people that 'those opposing Modi would have to leave India and go to Pakistan.' The Election Commission has taken up both the incidents and sought a report. An FIR has been filed against Togadia and Singh for their respective statements.