The Mughalsarai MLA made the controversial remarks at a rally on Saturday while referring to the infamous incident when Mayawati was assaulted by Samajwadi Party workers in a Lucknow guest house in 1995. Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati sold her dignity for power and joined hands with those who disrespected her. She is a blot on womankind. Cannot say if she can be counted among men or women, she is worse than a transgender person, Singh alleged.
Many allies, leaders and parties came forward condemning the remarks Singh made on Mayawati.
Union minister and Republican Party of India president Ramdas Athawale told media in Lucknow on Sunday that such personal comments should not be made.
Bahunjan Samaj Party (BSP) leader S C Misra said on Twitter that BJP leaders have lost their mental balance after the BSP-SP tie-up which, he said threatened to rock the ruling party’s boat.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav also denounced the BJP MLA for using derogatory remarks against Mayawati.
The remark smacks of desperation and nervousness among BJP leaders and is an affront to all women. Earlier in the day, the National Commission for Women said that it would formally issue a notice to Singh seeking an explanation from her.