New Delhi: After a ruckus in the Parliament over Uttar Pradesh BJP’s state Vice –president’s lewd remark, comparing former state Chief Minister Mayawati to a ‘prostitute’, the national unit of the party on Wednesday removed Daya Shankar Singh form the post of party state vice president.
Attacking the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief for allegedly selling party tickets, Daya Shankar Singh, an upper caste Thakur, called the Dalit leader a ‘vaishya’ while speaking in Mau.
Though he immediately withdrew his statement and apologised for the remark, it was enough for Mayawati to point out that Singh’s manners to slam the saffron party in the upper house during the ongoing monsoon session.
Following an uproar in the Rajya Sabha, senior BJP leader and Union minister Arun Jaitley immediately took cognizance of the issue, announcing his support for the Dalit leader.
“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 her,” he responded in the house.
Mayawati also called for Singh’s arrest.
“There are war of thoughts and ideas in the House, but never have I used derogatory words against anyone ever. Dayashankar Singh should be arrested otherwise, if in response to this people get violent, it will not be on my conscience,” she said in the upper house.