BJP today condemned the use of foul language by BSP activists during a protest here over the remarks of a now-expelled leader of the saffron party, saying the protesters hurled “even more derogatory” remarks against it.
The protest in Lucknow by BSP workers was held against the derogatory remarks of Dayashankar Singh against Mayawati.
“We do not support the statement given by Singh. We also condemn it that’s why he was expelled from the party,” BJP state general-secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak said.
“But whether the language used by BSP workers during demonstration and dharna in the state capital was not derogatory,” he questioned.
Pathak said that the BJP took a serious cognisance of Singh’s derogatory comments against Mayawati and had already expelled him for six years from the party.
“But the language used by BSP workers during their protest on this issue were even more derogatory and insulting to the entire women community in the country,” he said.
Senior Congress leader and MLA Akhilesh Pratap Singh said, “Congress condemns use of derogatory language by any one.”
BSP workers, who staged a dharna in front of the Bhimrao Ambedkar statue in Hazratganj, displayed banners with foul language printed on them.
IG (public grievances) D K Mishra said that raids were being conducted to arrest Singh.
Taking a suo-moto cognizance of the incident, State Women Commission chairperson Zarina Usmani has sought a report from the district magistrate and SSP Lucknow.
Condemning Singh’s remark, she said his comments were an insult to the entire women community.