BJP's Sadhana Singh calls Mayawati 'worse than eunuch'; BSP says MLA has 'mental illness', saffron party distances itself

BJP Uttar Pradesh MLA Sadhana Singh on Saturday courted controversy by saying BSP supremo Mayawati is "worse than a eunuch" and she "sold her dignity" in exchange for power.

Addressing a rally, Sadhana, a member of Uttar Pradesh's 17th Legislative Assembly who represents the Mughalsarai constituency in Chandauli district, said: "I don't think Uttar Pradesh's former chief minister is a woman or a man. She doesn't understand the concept of dignity. Draupadi was a victim of sexual misconduct. She vowed to get revenge. That was a self-respecting woman. Look at this woman. Everything was looted from her, despite which she sold all her dignity to get power."

"I take this opportunity to condemn Mayawati, who calls herself a woman. She is a shame on entire womankind. BJP leaders saved her dignity, and she sold it for the sake of her comfort and power. Women from the entire country condemn her," Sadhana added.

Without directly referring to the 1995 guest house incident, where Mayawati along with several other BSP leaders was attacked by Samajwadi Party workers, Singh said that a woman who underwent a 'chirharan' (disrobe) is now compromising with the perpetrators. She added, "She is worse than a eunuch."

Mayawati's alliance with SP leader Akhilesh Yadav for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls has led to much speculation since the announcement on 12 January. BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra slammed Sadhana, and called her "mentally ill". Mishra further said the SP-BSP alliance has rattled the BJP leaders and that they have lost their mental balance.

"The language used by BJP leader Sadhana Singh against our party president shows the level of the BJP. This shows the 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 the state," Mishra was quoted by ANI as saying.

CNN-News18 reported that the BJP on Sunday distanced itself from Sadhana's remarks, saying it is "not the ideology" of the party.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Jan 20, 2019 10:12:12 IST

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