Uttar Pradesh BJP vice president Dayashankar Singh who compared BSP supremo Mayawati to a sex worker has been removed from all party posts.
His offensive comments included, "If someone comes with Rs 2 crore, she gives him a ticket. If somebody gives her Rs 3 crore, she cancels the tickets of the previous candidate and chooses him. Today her character is worse than that of a prostitute."
FLASH: Dayashankar Singh removed as BJP UP Vice President for his derogatory slur against Mayawati https://t.co/VGgl2CZ7AN— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2016
The controversial remark created an uproar in political circles with everyone condemning his statement.
Finance Minister Arun jaitley also criticised the politician for making such a statement.
Minutes after making the remark Dayashankar Singh apologised for his language and said, "I can't even think about Mayawatiji in such a way. She has reached here after a lot of struggle."
I can't even think about Mayawatiji in such a way. She has reached here after a lot of struggle: Dayashankar Singh pic.twitter.com/knZak1lFVX— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 20, 2016
BJP UP party chief Keshav Maurya, after removing Singh, said, "Dayashankar Singh's remark is not acceptable, therefore we have removed him from all party posts."
Dayashankar Singh's remark not acceptable, therefore we have removed him from all party posts: Keshav Prasad Maurya pic.twitter.com/yKRhL2wkAt— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 20, 2016