I did not ask party workers to protest: Mayawati

Mayawati also said that she did not ask party workers to protest against the abusive remark by the BJP leader

I did not ask party workers to protest: Mayawati

Claiming that she didn't ask party workers to protest, former UP Chief Minister, and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said people from weaker sections of the society treat her as a "goddess".

Mayawati's comment came a day after the recently expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh said that she was 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 had said.

"People from weaker sections of society cutting across party lines respect me a lot, they treat me as goddess... And if you say bad things about their goddess they will feel bad and are bound to protest," Mayawati said.

"I haven't asked anyone to protest on the issue. The language used by the BJP leader was so bad that people from weaker sections, especially Dalits, protested on their own. I can't stop them. But I want to assure them that I will continue to fight for their rights", said the BSP chief.

The police has lodged an FIR against the BJP leader under the SC/ST Act.

Earlier, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expelled Singh for six years.

Singh said in Mau on Tuesday 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.