Mayawati remark: Uproar in Rajya Sabha over UP BJP leader Dayashankar Singh’s comments; Jaitley says he is personally hurt

BJP vice president in Uttar Pradesh Dayashankar Singh on Wednesday triggered a controversy by condemning the ticket distribution policy of BSP chief Mayawati and comparing her to a sex worker.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2016 11:23 am
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BJP’s Uttar Pradesh state vice-president Dayashankar Singh on Wednesday triggered a controversy by condemning the ticket distribution policy of BSP chief Mayawati and comparing her to a sex worker.

Talking to the media, Singh said: “Mayawati has shattered the dreams of Kanshiram and the way she is distributing party tickets in exchange for money, even a prostitute doesn’t behave like that. In the morning if somebody offers her Rs 1 crore, she will give him the ticket. But if someone offers her Rs 3 crore in the evening, she will cancel the name of the previous candidate and give it to him. Worst than the prostitutes who are more loyal to her customer.

Reacting to the comments in Parliament, Mayawati lambasted the BJP leader and said it only shows the party’s frustration. “These kind of derogatory statements show that BJP is frustrated with the growing public support for BSP,” said Mayawati. Singh later apologised for his remarks.

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BJP UP party chief Keshav Maurya, however, was quick to apologise for Singh’s remark. But the damage was already done as the issue echoed in Parliament with BSP demanding arrest of Singh.

Upset over the uproar, Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said he too was hurt with his party member’s comment.

“I should tell Mayawati ji that the party shares her grief over this issue, I will look into this matter, we stand with her. I am personally hurt that a BJP party person used such derogatory words against Mayawati,” Jaitley said in Rajya Sabha.

UP goes to polls next year.

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