New Delhi: In today’s session in the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley expressed deep regret over the abusive remarks hurled by one of the party’s UP Vice Presidents at BSP supremo Mayawati. As per reports, Daya Shankar Singh compared Mayawati to a prostitute.
Arun Jaitley said, “I express personal regret. I associate with your dignity and stand with you.”
Shankar is one of the 15 Vice Presidents of BJP in UP. This criticism to the party comes at the time when it is gearing for the crucial assembly polls in UP. Mayawati in Rajya Sabha said that this remark comes from him out of frustration due to the growing strength BSP in the state.
Mr Singh had said, “Mayawati is selling tickets (to contest polls)…She is such a big leader, a three-time chief minister…but she gives ticket to anyone who gives her Rs. 1 crore. If someone comes with 2 crores in the afternoon, she gives him a ticket. If somebody comes with 3 crores in the evening, she dumps the previous candidates and picks him. Today her character is worse than that of a prostitute.”
This comes amid the strong criticism which the party is getting over the Una incident in Gujarat in which seven Dalit youth were assaulted on allegations of killing a cow and skinning it.
Watch Daya Shankar Singh abusing Mayawati: