BSP leader offers Rs 50 lakh for Dayashankar’s tongue

As the BSP workers held a protest in Chandigarh against Singh's remarks, Jannat Jahan, a party leader from Chandigarh, courted controversy with her outburst.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: July 22, 2016 2:41 pm
Mayawati, Mayawati prostitute remark, Daya Shankar Singh, BJP, BJP Daya Shankar Singh, prostitute, Dayashankar Singh, Mayawati BJP, BJP Mayawati, Dayashankar singh bjp, bjp sayashankar singh, bjp news, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, BJP, Lok Sabha elections 2014, Yogi adityanath, BSP, BJP, Indian express news, beyond the news Videotape of BJP’s Dayashankar Singh’s remarks circulated on social networks and created a storm, inviting condemnation from all around and culminating in his suspension from the party. File Photo/Agencies.

Demanding the arrest of former Uttar Pradesh BJP vice-president Dayashankar Singh for making derogatory remarks against her party chief Mayawati, a local BSP leader Jannat Jahan-Ul-Haq offered Rs 50 lakh to anyone who brings his tongue.

As the BSP workers held a protest in Chandigarh against Singh’s remarks, Jannat Jahan, a party leader from Chandigarh, courted controversy with her outburst.

“The derogatory language used by Dayashankar against our party chief shows the BJP’s true character. They do not know how to respect women. They are anti-Dalits, anti-farmers too and now anti-women also. Such a person (Dayashankar) should be sent to jail immediately,” she said during the protest.

She then added “Whosoever gets me his (Dayashankar’s) tongue, Jannat Jahan will give him Rs 50 lakh.”

The BSP leader’s remarks evoked sharp reaction from BJP, which said the party had already acted against Dayashankar and the matter should not be politicised.

“Our party has already acted in the matter. My senior leader Arun Jaitley has expressed regret over the matter. What else do they want? Now, Jannat Jahan is making such remarks, a wrong cannot be countered by another wrong to make it right,” Chandigarh BJP President Sanjay Tandon said.

Watch VideoThe Implications Of Dayashankar’s Remarks On Mayawati That Left The BJP Red-Faced

 

However, the BSP leader stuck to her remarks and told reporters after the protest that she stands by what she has said.

“I stand by my statement. Mayawati ji is an iron lady of BSP, using such derogatory remarks cannot be tolerated,” she said.

When asked what is the difference between her and the BJP leader who attacked Mayawati, Jahan said “It should be tit-for-tat in life. It should be tit-for-tat for me”.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results