Prashant Paricharak suspended over remarks on army wives

| Updated: Mar 09, 2017 23:22 IST

Maharashtra [India], Mar. 9 (ANI): The Maharashtra Government today suspended BJP-backed independent Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC) and a legislator from Solapur Prashant Paricharak for one and a half years for allegedly making objectionable remarks on wives of army soldiers during campaigning for the local polls last month. A committee led by chairman of the upper house Ramraje Nimbalkar will probe Paricharak's controversial and is expected to present their report before the Monsoon Session of the legislature begins. Paricharak joked on soldiers stationed at the border that they distribute sweets when their babies are born although they haven't been to their home in a year, indirectly alleging their wives as unfaithful. However, he later apologised for his remarks. (ANI)