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BJP criticises BSP for not sacking its member for abusing Dayashankar Singh's family

Updated: Jul 28, 2016 10:36 IST
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday criticised Mayawati for not sacking its member Naseemuddinn over his derogatory remarks against Dayashankar Singh`s family, saying that the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief should apologise for it.

BJP leader Shrikanth Sharma told ANI that BJP was quick to axe its Uttar Pradesh vice-president Dayashankar Singh for his derogatory remark against Mayawati, but the BSP, on the other hand, did not take any action.

"We expelled Dayashankar Singh who hurled abuses at Mayawati, but she has not taken any action against Nasemuddin, who demeaned a 12-year-old girl. We want him to get expelled and she ( Mayawati) should tender an apology for the comments he ( Naseemuddin) made, he said.

Meanwhile, former BSP leader Ajay Prasad Maurya condemned both parties for indulging in such acts and said that in a democracy there is no room for abuses and non violence.

"I condemn these incidents, because in a democracy there is no room for abuses and violence. If someone utilises this as a tool, then I regard them as useless," he said.

Singh, who was last seen at the temple in Deoghar on July 24, has been absconding ever since he was booked for derogatory remarks against the BSP chief.

The complaint lodged by BSP national secretary Mewalal Gautam alleged that Singh`s remarks had hurt the feelings of his party workers and the Dalit community across India. (ANI)