Lucknow: Hitting back at BSP chief Mayawati, BJP said she has “insulted” the entire woman community by giving “clean chit” to Naseemuddin Siddiqui over raising abusive slogans and that the party would continue its protest till the leader was sacked.
“We condemn Mayawati for giving clean hit to her party leader Naseemuddin. This is an insult to the entire woman community,” BJP state President Keshav Prasad Maurya told reporters.
He said BJP would continue its protest till action was not taken by BSP against Naseemuddin, the leader of opposition in Legislative Council and BSP National General Secretary. “BJP Mahila Morcha will stage a protest in this matter on July 28,” Maurya said while reminding Mayawati of the incident at the State Guest House in 1995 when she was attacked by SP workers and the then BJP leader Brahmdutt Dwivedi saved her.
After Dayashankar Singh had sparked an outrage by his derogatory comments questioning the character of the BSP supremo, the party had on Thursday held a huge protest in Hazratganj and raised slogans against the expelled BJP leader’s family.
Mayawati on Sunday alleged the remarks made by her party leaders, who were protesting against Singh, were deliberately misconstrued by the saffron party, reflecting its “polluted” and “casteist” mentality.
BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak said Mayawati’s clarification on the abusive slogans raised by her party workers during the rally was “laughable”. “Mayawati has given a half-baked and laughable clarification on the abusive slogans raised by her party workers during a protest rally. The entire country knows what they meant by those slogans”, Pathak said.