BJP UP chief apologises for Dayashankar's 'prostitute' remark

| Updated: Jul 20, 2016 21:10 IST

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Uttar Pradesh chief Keshav Prasad Mourya on Wednesday apologised for vice-president Dayashankar Singh's 'prostitute' remark on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati, saying using such language for a political opponent is very wrong. "I consider it wrong. Being the state chief, I apologise. Such language should not be used. Mayawatiji is our political opponent and she will remain so. Using such kind of language for a political opponent is very wrong. He has been directed to apologise. If he is late, action will be taken," Mourya told ANI. He said the saffron party doesn't consider such statements right. "We can't allow anyone to use these kinds of languages. There shouldn't be any foul use of language. I am against this," he added. Singh had yesterday passed a shocking remark while trying to highlight the rampant corruption in the allocation of tickets in the BSP. "Mayawati does not have any standing in UP. She has shattered the dreams of Kanshi Ram. Look at the way Mayawati is selling tickets, even a prostitute keeps her commitment. But look at a leader like Mayawati who sells a ticket for Rs. 1 crore, then after some time if another is willing to pay Rs. 2 crore, she will give the ticket to him. Mayawati has become worse than a prostitute," he said in Mhow. Expressing her ire at Singh for comparing her to a prostitute, Mayawati earlier today said it reflected frustration on the part of the BJP. "These kind of derogatory statements show that BJP is frustrated with the growing public support for BSP," Mayawati told ANI outside Parliament. (ANI)