BJP MLA says Mayawati ‘worse than eunuch’; BSP hits back, NCW to issue noticehttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/bjp-mla-sadhna-singh-mayawati-remark-satish-chandra-mishra-sp-bsp-alliance-5547049/

BJP MLA says Mayawati ‘worse than eunuch’; BSP hits back, NCW to issue notice

BJP MLA from Mughalsarai Sadhana Singh claimed that BSP chief Mayawati was a "shame on the entire womankind".

BSP chief Mayawati. (File)
BSP chief Mayawati. (File)

Hours after BJP leader Sadhana Singh claimed that Mayawati was “worse than a eunuch”, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Satish Chandra Mishra said the UP MLA is “mentally ill” and “must be admitted to the mental hospital of Agra or Bareli”. “The language used by BJP leader Sadhana Singh against our party President Mayawati shows the level of the BJP. The level of language shows their mental illness. Such people should be admitted to the mental hospital of Agra or Bareli,” Mishra was quoted as saying by ANI.

While addressing a public gathering on Saturday, Singh, without referring to the guest house incident where the BSP chief and several other party leaders were attacked by Samajwadi Party (SP) workers, had said that a woman, who underwent a “chirharan” (disrobe) is now compromising with the perpetrators. Singh claimed, “she is worse than a eunuch”.

“I don’t think Uttar Pradesh’s former Chief Minister is a woman or a man. She doesn’t understand the concept of dignity. Draupadi was a victim of sexual misconduct. She vowed to get revenge. That was a self-respecting woman. Look at this woman. Everything was looted from her, despite which she sold all her dignity to get power,” the MLA from Mughalsarai was quoted as saying by the news agency. Union Minister Rajnath Singh’s son and BJP MLA from Noida, Pankaj Singh, was also present at the meeting.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken suo motu cognisance of Singh’s remarks and will be issuing a notice soon seeking her reply, ANI reported.

The BJP leader also claimed that Mayawati was a “shame to the entire womankind”. “I take this opportunity to condemn Mayawati, who calls herself a woman. She is a shame to the entire womankind. BJP leaders saved her dignity, and she sold it for the sake of her comfort and power. Women from the entire country condemn her,” Sadhna said.

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Condemning the BJP MLA’s remarks, Union Minister and RPI leader Ramdas Athawale addressed the media in Lucknow and said that such personal comments should not be made. BSP leader S C Misra took to Twitter and wrote: “BJP leaders have lost ‘their mental balance after the BSP-SP tie-up, which threatens to rock the ruling party’s boat.”

SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav denounced the BJP MLA for using derogatory remarks against Mayawati and tweeted, “The remark smacks of desperation and nervousness among BJP leaders and is an affront to all women.”

Last week, the SP and BSP had announced to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections collectively against the BJP.

Responding to the BJP leader’s remarks, Mishra said the alliance between the two parties had rattled the morale of the leaders belonging to the saffron party who have “lost their mental balance in fear of losing the election in Uttar Pradesh”. “This shows that BJP is disappointed and frustrated with the SP-BSP alliance. They have no strength to win even a single seat in Uttar Pradesh. The people of this country this time will show BJP its real place. They have lost their mental balance in fear of losing the election in Uttar Pradesh,” he said.

On Sunday, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale also condemned Singh’s remarks, saying, “Our party is with the BJP but we don’t agree with the disrespectful remarks against Mayawati. She is a strong lady belonging to our Dalit community and a good administrator. I would have definitely taken action if it was someone from our party.”