Rajya Sabha condemns BJP leader’s remark against Mayawati

Rajya Sabha condemns BJP leader’s remark against Mayawati

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday condemned BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit Vice-President Dayashankar Singh’s remark against Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati that equated her with a sex worker.

As the upper house met after repeated adjournments over alleged atrocities against the Dalits in Gujarat’s Una town, members cutting across party lines condemned the remark and demanded action against the BJP leader.

Women members, including Renuka Chaudhary, Kumari Selja and others, demanded strict action against Dayashankar.

“The comments (against a woman) shows their (BJP’s) mindset,” Selja said.

Chaudhary demanded the immediate arrest of the BJP leader, saying he is “uncivilised”.

Jharna Das Baidya of the Communist Party of India-Marxist also echoed the sentiments and demanded legal action against Dayashankar.

Male members of the upper house also supported their demand and termed the BJP state leader’s comments against Mayawati “shameful”.

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