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Jayalalithaa demands sacking of Dayashankar for his 'prostitute' remark

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 20:40 IST

Chennai, July 20 (ANI): Coming down heavily on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dayashankar Singh for his derogatory remarks against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday demanded his sacking from the party.

"Everyone should stand united to bring an end to the incidents of these kinds. It's not enough from the BJP to remove Dayashankar Singh from the vice president's post. He should be sacked from the party," Jayalalithaa said.

Singh has been removed from the post of party's vice-president in Uttar Pradesh for his derogatory slur on Mayawati.

There was uproar in the Upper House earlier as the BSP leaders demanded Singh's arrest for his unwarranted remark against the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley earlier expressed 'personal regret' in Parliament over Singh's remark.

"It is not right and I condemn the use of this word. And if a person has said this, we will investigate. I express personal regret. I associate with your dignity and stand with you," Jaitley told Mayawati in the Rajya Sabha.

The BSP chief on her part thanked Jaitley and other leaders in the Rajya Sabha for supporting her on this matter.

Singh, however, later tendered an apology for his remark. (ANI)