Demanding arrest, thousands of Bahujan Samaj Party supporters on Thursday took to the streets in Lucknow to protest against the derogatory remarks made by “sacked and expelled” BJP leader Dayashanker Singh against party chief Mayawati.
The irate party workers reportedly broke police barricades and shouted slogans against BJP in front of the Ambedkar statue at Hazratganj in Lucknow.
State BSP president Raj Achal Rajbhar, who was leading the protest said, that the statement of the leader revealed the “anti-Dalit mentality” of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Removal of Dayashanker Singh from party post and his subsequent expulsion, he alleged, was a mere eyewash.
Following the outrage over the statement, the BJP late night expelled Singh from the party for six years.
Singh had said that the BSP Mayawati is breaking the dream of Kanshi Ram into pieces and selling tickets like a prostitute.
“Mayawati gives tickets for Rs 1 crore and if there is someone who can give Rs 2 crore than she sells it for Rs 2 crore within an hour. If someone is ready to give Rs 3 crore by the evening, she gives the ticket to him. She is even worse than a prostitute,” he said.
(With IANS input)