BSP lodges FIR against Dayashankar Singh for 'prostitute' remark against Mayawati

BJP state president Keshav Prasad Maurya condemned Dayashankar Singh's remarks.

Updated: Jul 20, 2016, 22:11 PM IST
BSP lodges FIR against Dayashankar Singh for 'prostitute' remark against Mayawati

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Wednesday lodged an FIR against Bharatiya Janata Party leader Dayashankar Singh, for his derogatory slur against Mayawati.

Confirming the development, the UP Police said: "FIR has been lodged against Singh under Section 153A, 504, 509 of IPC and 310 under the SC/ST Act."

The Police said they have recovered the video clip and are probing the matter.

“Mayawati is breaking the dream of Kanshi Ram into pieces. Mayawati is selling tickets like a...," Dayashankar Singh had told reporters in Mau, Uttar Pradesh.

With huge criticism coming from all quarters, the BJP today sacked Uttar Pradesh unit vice president Dayashankar Singh from all party posts.

"Mayawati gives tickets for Rs one crore and if there is someone who can give Rs 2 crore than she sells it for Rs 2 crore within an hour. If someone is ready to give Rs 3 crore by the evening, she gives the ticket to him. She is even worse than...," said Singh.

MPs cutting across party lines condemned Singh's controversial statement. Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Renuka Chowdhury, DMK's Kanimozhi, TMC's Derek O'Brien, TK Rangarajan of CPI(M) and Satish Chandra Mishra of BSP demanded action against Singh.

Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in UP said "appropriate action" will be taken against the BJP member by the state government.

BJP state president Keshav Prasad Maurya also condemned Singh's remarks saying, “UP BJP vice president Dayashankar Singh has been relieved of all responsibilities with immediate effect for derogatory statement against BSP supremo Mayawati."