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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    Jai Kumar
    Jul 20, 2016 at 12:52 pm
    W kl instead of just crying Atrocity against a Dalit. Metaphorically speaking he is correct the way Mayawati is auctioning the seats. I am sure more than one prosite will take an issue with help NG compared to a politician.lt;br/gt;Prosues peddle out of need not greed. se
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    Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
    Jul 20, 2016 at 10:06 am
    Really????????no wonder LAALU use to frequent her residents too often previously,---its all becoming clear.
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      Saurabh
      Jul 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm
      Bhakt mentality exposed.
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        Saurabh
        Jul 20, 2016 at 12:54 pm
        Using derogatory language against women and dalits is in the blood of these creatures. They can never respect any women even their own mother.
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          Saurabh
          Jul 20, 2016 at 12:59 pm
          Welcome to the Ram Rajya of BJP.
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            ak dev
            Jul 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm
            Keshav Maurya said that Mayavati is worst than prosute. Clearly he hasn't said that Mayavati is a prosute. A person may have profile that some people may consider worst than the prosute's profile. However, the point that I want to make here is: why Indian woman consider the word prosute so bad and ugly? On one side they claim to be modern and want freedom from the mens' world. But in reality they continue to behave the traditional way. Whenever a woman is raped, she thinks that it's the end of the life for her. How long Indian women would remain victim of their own making? Can they ever liberate themselves and consider rape as violence and not as loosing honor. Can they ever consider prosution as a profession and not an immoral thing?
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              ak dev
              Jul 20, 2016 at 9:58 am
              She is not a prositute but indeed worse than prosiute
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                abdul hameed
                Jul 20, 2016 at 11:41 am
                shows RSS language
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