Uttar Pradesh BJP vice president Dayashankar Singh just compared BSP supremo Mayawati to a sex worker.
His offensive comments included, "Mayawati is selling tickets...She is such a big leader, a three-time chief minister... But she gives ticket (to contest) to anyone who gives her Rs 1 crore."
He continued, "If someone comes with Rs 2 crore, she gives him a ticket. If somebody gives her Rs 3 crores, she cancels the tickets of the previous candidate and chooses him. Today her character is worse than that of a prostitute."
The BSP leader responded to the comment saying it was a sign of frustration at her party's rising strength in the state.
BJP UP party chief Keshav Maurya has apologised over his party's leader's comment, saying, "I think this is wrong and I apologise. Such words shouldn't be used."
I think this is wrong and I apologise. Such words shouldn't be used: BJP UP party chief Keshav Maurya on Dayashankar pic.twitter.com/RiPMorkwHB— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 20, 2016
He also gave an assurance of taking action against the leader if the latter doesn't apologise for his comment.
We have asked him to apologise for his remarks. If he does not apologise, we will take action: Keshav Maurya on UP BJP VP Dayashankar Singh— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 20, 2016
Singh, who has been a general secretary of the party in Uttar Pradesh, had lost the legislature council election last month.
The remark comes at a time when political parties are leaving no stones unturned to prepare for the Assembly elections in the state scheduled to be held next year.