After the shameless remark of Uttar Pradesh unit Vice-President Dayashankar Singh on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati, The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Wednesday suspended and also sacked him from all party posts.
The decision to suspend Singh was taken by BJP chief Amit Shah, sources said.
Before coming to the decision to suspend Dayashankar, Shah discussed the matter with state party leaders, including state party president Keshav Prasad Maurya.
“BJP does not approve such remarks and we strongly condemn it. This was the reason we have removed Singh from all party posts with immediate effect,” Maurya told the media.
Singh, at a press conference in the Mau district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, had said that the BSP chief was giving party tickets based on the amount of money paid to her and that even a prostitute was better than her.
His comments caused an uproar in the Rajya Sabha with the BSP leaders leading a vociferous protest. Not happy with mere removal of Singh as party office bearer, the BSP leaders demanded his arrest.
Singh, a student leader who rose in the BJP ranks recently, had unsuccessfully contested the recent polls for the Legislative Council. Last week he was appointed the party’s Vice-President in Uttar Pradesh.