New Delhi: Former Bahujan Samaj Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya has courted controversy by making a sexist comment on Sheila Dikshit, who has been declared Congress party's chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh 2017 polls.
As per reports, Maurya, while referring to a question on Congress party's poll prospects in UP, called Dikshit a 'rejected maal'.
This is not the first time that senior politicians have made sexist comments against women.
Just recently, expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh had triggered a political storm by calling BSP chief Mayawati a prostitute.
Sometimes back, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh had referred to his party colleague Jayanti Natarajan as ''100% tunch maal.''
BSP heavyweight and its backward castes face, Swami Prasad Maurya, had recently quit the party, saying he felt “suffocated” in it.
He also accused BSP chief Mayawati of auctioning party tickets for the polls.