Mumbai: Ram Kadam, who recently came under attack over his offer to kidnap girls to bring them to their spurned suitors, was heavily trolled on Friday after he tweeted that Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre was no more, only to retract it after realising that the news was not true and facing a massive backlash.

Kadam tweeted in Marathi that “Bollywood and Marathi diva” Sonali Bendre “has passed away in America” and condoled her demise. However, the BJP MLA deleted the tweet after he was trolled mercilessly. “About Sonali Bendre ji, it was rumour for the last two days. I pray to god for her good health and speedy recovery,” he tweeted.

Sonali Bendre

Bendre is currently undergoing treatment for cancer in the US. Bendre revealed in July that she has been diagnosed with a “high grade cancer” and is undergoing treatment in the US.

On Monday, Kadam came under attack after he threatened to “abduct” girls for their rejected suitors for marriage. “You need anything, just come to me.. If you have proposed to a girl and she has rejected you, I will help you.. 100 per cent. Come to me with your parents and say that they approve of her. Then, I will catch her and bring her to you,” Kadam told the gathering at Ghatkopar.

Soon after a video of Kadam making threats went viral and created a political furore all over the country, he said that his remarks were taken out of proportion. “I had no intentions to hurt anybody’s sentiments, but if I have done so, I regret it. Certain opponents are behind this misunderstanding,” Kadam said in a late-night tweet on Tuesday.

Kadam, the worst ranked Mumbai MLA

According to a report, Ram Kadam was ranked the worst Mumbai MLA in a survey conducted by Praja Foundation as his score dropped for two consecutive years. The survey said that his score has further dropped in 2018 as compared to that of 2017. While he was ranked last in a total of 32 MLAs with a score of 33.37 in 2018, he had scored 41.96 in 2017.