Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh state Vice President of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Dayashankar Singh who has passed vulgar comment on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati today by saying that she is ‘worse than a prostitute’, has surrounded himself with controversy and can be sent behind the bars as FIR against him has been registered against under SC/ST act.
BJP on Monday sacked its Uttar Pradesh vice president Dayashankar from all party posts after his derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati sparked massive uproar in Parliament.
UP BJP President Keshav Prasad Maurya told reporters that Singh has been relieved of all posts and said “such language has no place in the party”.
As his remarks drew all-round flak, even from his own party, Singh tried to do some damage control by apologising and claimed it was a “slip of tongue”.
A furious Mayawati, who is a dalit leader, demanded that Singh be expelled and warned the government in the Rajya Sabha that she will not be responsible if people hit the streets. Her party threatened to take legal action against the BJP leader.
Union Minister Arun Jaitley immediately distanced the BJP from Singh’s comments and offered his regret.