In this age and time, India is infested with political leaders who do not think twice in deriding a woman, and calling her names, especially if she is in politics. Taking the unhealthy habit much ahead the Uttar Pradesh BJP Vice President Dayashankar Singh, in front of media called the Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati, a prostitute. “Even a prostitute fulfills her commitment after she is paid. But she sells party tickets to anyone who paid her the highest amount. If someone gives her Rs 1 crore for a ticket she will give it to other person who is offering Rs 2 crore,” Singh said. “Mayawati has become worse than a prostitute and abandons the ideals of Kanshi Ram,” were his exact words.
Evidently there was uproar against him, and looking at the unpleasant response the newly appointed VP of UP promptly apologized calling Mayawati, a great leader. But obviously he was dropped from post of the Vice President.
Such crass were his remarks that the entire house in parliament rose in uproar against such a statement, and demanded an action against the errant leader. Leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, DMK’s Kanimozhi, Congress’ Kumari Selja and Renuka Chowdhury, TK Rangarajan of CPI-M and Satish Chandra Mishra of BSP – all were united in their demand to take action against Dayashankar. And the Leader of the House Arun Jaitley offered apologies on behalf of the party and called the remarks were highly condemnable.
Mayawati, who was also present in the house thanked Arun Jaitley and other leaders who stood in her support. She demanded action against Dayashankar. However when she remarked (In an agitated state of course – “His remarks apply for his sister and daughter and not for me,” – even while asserting that “the whole country will not forgive BJP and people will come on the streets” – it had to be taken with a pinch of salt.