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'Mayawati worse than an eunuch': BSP hits back at BJP; terms MLA Sadhna Singh 'mentally ill'

Reacting on the statement, BSP leader Mishra asserted that the SP-BSP alliance has rattled the morale of the BJP leaders and that they have lost their mental balance in fear of losing the coming elections.

India TV Politics Desk Edited by: India TV Politics Desk New Delhi Updated on: January 20, 2019 10:35 IST
'Mayawati worse than an eunuch': BSP hits back at BJP; terms MLA Sadhna Singh 'mentally ill'

'Mayawati worse than an eunuch': BSP hits back at BJP; terms MLA Sadhna Singh 'mentally ill'

BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra termed Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Sadhana Singh 'mentally ill'. His harsh comment came after the UP legislator called Mayawati 'a person worse than an eunuch'.

While addressing a public gathering, Singh without directly referring to the guest house incident, where Mayawati along with several other BSP leaders was attacked by Samajwadi Party workers, said that a woman who underwent a ‘chirharan’ (disrobe) is now compromising with the perpetrators, “she is worse than an eunuch.”

"She has no sense of self-respect... she was almost molested earlier and yet... in history, when Draupadi was molested, she took a vow for revenge... but this woman, she lost everything, but still sold her dignity for the sake of power. We strongly condemn Mayawati ji. She is a blot on womankind. A woman who gulped down insults for comfort and power ... is a blot on womankind," Sadhana Singh, the legislator from Mughalsarai, said at a rally on Saturday.

Reacting on the statement, BSP leader Mishra asserted that the SP-BSP alliance has rattled the morale of the BJP leaders and that they have lost their mental balance in fear of losing the coming elections.

The SP and the BSP last week announced that they would contest the upcoming 2019 general elections collectively against the BJP.

“The language used by BJP leader Sadhana Singh against our party President Mayawati shows the level of the BJP. This shows that BJP is disappointed and frustrated with the SP-BSP alliance. They have no strength to win even a single seat in Uttar Pradesh. The level of language shows their mental illness. Such people should be admitted to the mental hospital of Agra or Bareli. The people of this country this time will show BJP its real place. They have lost their mental balance in fear of losing the election in Uttar Pradesh.”

Sadhana Singh is a member of UP’s 17th Legislative Assembly and represents the Mughalsarai constituency in Chandauli district.

Akhilesh Yadav, who declared that "insulting Mayawati ji is like insulting me" shortly after formalising their alliance, strongly condemned the remarks, saying it was "insult to the women of the country" and an indicator of the BJP's "moral bankruptcy and hopelessness".

The Congress, cold-shouldered by Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav for the alliance in UP, described the lawmaker's comments as "disturbing".

"One may have differences on issues and ideas but it is disturbing: -That this lady represents the ruling party in UP-BJP (not surprising) -To hear a lady speak in such a derogatory way about another lady -To see people in the audience cheering such words," Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi tweeted.

This is not the first time that a BJP leader has made objectionable remarks against Mayawati. In 2016, a senior UP BJP leader Dayashankar Singh was expelled for using "filthy language" against Mayawati. His wife Swati Singh, who defended him at that time, is now a minister in the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in the state.

(With inputs from agencies)