In a surprise move, the BJP today revoked expulsion against it’s Uttar Pradesh unit leader Dayashankar Singh. Last year in July he had made a controversial statement against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)chief Mayawati. The then vice president of BJP’s state unit had accused Mayawati of selling election tickets.
“[Mayawati] gives ticket to someone who offers one crore till sombody else offers more, then she sells the ticket to that person. Now if someone gives her 3 crore then she will sell it to that person,” he told the media, and went on to call her characterless. While Congress had asked for an arrest of the leader, Mayawati slammed the derogatory comment and said, “I respect all my brothers and am shocked by such crude remarks. This is a fight of ideologies and I have never used such a filthy language.”
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley expressed personal regret over the remark during the time. “It is not right, and if a person has used this word, then we will investigate. I stand with you,” Jaitley said. “I don’t know what he (Dayashankar) has said. If anything objectionable is found, party will deliberate on it. said Keshav Maurya, BJP UP party chief had said then.
The development has come folling BJP’s landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh in which it won 312 of the 403 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh.Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has today rejected allegations by BJP supremo Mayawati of EVMs being allegedly manipulated. Speaking to ANI, he said that allegations were all false and the BSP supremo must accept the results. He also said that the BJP won the elections in the state because it was popular among voters of Uttar Pradesh. Arun Jaitley further said that a lot of work has been done by the Narendra Modi-led Goevrnment, which helped the BJP to win elections.
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Decimated in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Saturday alleged that EVMs didn’t accept any votes accept the ones in favour of Bharatiya Janata Party. Addressing media, Mayawati questioned how votes in Muslim-dominated areas went in favour of BJP. Mayawati’s statement came just after her party suffered shocking defeat in state Assembly polls. “I have written to Election Commission in this regard, people no more have faith in EVM machines.”