Amid shocking political discourses by the Bharatiya Janta Party’s loose cannons, the party took stern action against the controversy which erupted when the its Vice president in Uttar Pradesh, Dayashankar Singh made outrageous comments and insulting accusations against the former chief minister of the state, Mayawati, calling her ‘worse than a prostitute.’ While BSP and other opposition parties slammed the comments, an FIR was also lodges against the party’s top leader in UP. In an immediate action, BJP sacked the leader, and Finance minister Arun Jaitley condemned the comment and expressed ‘regret’ at the statement.
Former Lucknow University students’ union president, Dayashankar Singh was BJP’s hope for eastern UP region, but has now been suspended from the party, after being removed from the post. This comes as a big blow to the BJP especially at a time, when the party is facing protests by opposition parties in Gujarat over ‘cow-slaughter’-vigilante issue. Member from the BJP have expressed regret but the issue refuses to die down. Union Information and broadcasting minister Venkaiah Naidu said that Dayashankar has been removed from the party for 6 years.
“Let protests happen. BSP knows that BJP is moving forward in UP, and that their main fight is with the BJP,” Venkaiah Naidu told ANI adding that the party has already taken action against Singh, and the issue has ended.
“Dayashankar Singh gave an objectionable statement, we removed him from party for 6 years,” he added.