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‘Sadhana Singh mentally ill’: BSP slams BJP lawmaker for remark on Mayawati

Uttar Pradesh MLA Sadhana Singh is “mentally ill”, said BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra, after the MLA from Mughalsarai called Mayawati “a person worse than a eunuch”.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2019 11:27 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Uttar Pradesh MLA Sadhana Singh.
Uttar Pradesh MLA Sadhana Singh.(ANI photo)

Bharatiya Janata Party’s MLA from Mughal Sarai Sadhana Singh was at the centre of a huge controversy after she attacked BSP supremo Mayawati at a rally in her constituency.

In her remarks, the UP MLA referred to Mayawati as “a person worse than a eunuch”.

Addressing the rally, she referred to an incident that took place in 1995 in which Mayawati, along with several other BSP leaders, was attacked by Samajwadi Party workers. The incident had led to years of animosity between the SP and the BSP. Singh said that a woman who had undergone a “chirharan” (disrobing) is now compromising with the perpetrators and accused her of “selling her dignity for power”. “She is worse than a eunuch,” Sadhana Singh said.

“She has no sense of self-respect. She was almost molested. In history, when Draupadi was molested, she vowed revenge. But this woman, she almost lost everything, but has still sold her dignity for the sake of power. We condemn Mayawatiji. She is a blot on womankind. A woman who gulped down insults for comfort and power is a blot on womankind,” Singh said.

Sadhana Singh’s remarks come close on the heels of the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party coming together in an alliance in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections.

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Reacting to Sadhana Singh’s remarks, BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra said that Singh was “mentally ill”.

“The language used by BJP leader Sadhana Singh against our party President Mayawati shows the level of the BJP. This shows that BJP is disappointed and frustrated with the SP-BSP alliance. They have no strength to win even a single seat in Uttar Pradesh. The level of language shows their mental illness. Such people should be admitted to the mental hospital of Agra or Bareli. The people of this country this time will show BJP its real place. They have lost their mental balance in fear of losing the election in Uttar Pradesh,” Mishra said.

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Sadhana Singh’s remarks also drew sharp criticism from the BSP ally Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav who took to Twitter and said that Singh’s remarks were an insult to all women.

“BJP’s Mughalsarai MLA’s objectionable remarks for Mayawati are grossly condemnable. This only shows the BJP’s political and moral bankruptcy and frustration of BJP. This is an insult to all the women of the country,” Akhilesh wrote.

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi also reacted to Singh’s statement on Twitter and said that it is disturbing “to hear a lady speak in such a derogatory way about another lady”.

“One may have differences on issues and ideas but it disturbing: -That this lady represents the ruling party in UP-BJP (not surprising) -To hear a lady speak in such a derogatory way about another lady -To see people in the audience cheering such words,” Chaturvedi tweeted.

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First Published: Jan 20, 2019 08:57 IST

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