BJP lawmaker Sadhana Singh expresses regret for her remarks about BSP supremo Mayawati

After stoking controversy with her remarks about BSP supremo Mayawati, BJP lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh’s Mughalsarai, Sadhana Singh has come out to issue a clarification. Singh had called the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief a “blot on womankind” and “worse than a eunuch”.

Expressing regrets for her statement, Singh said, “I had no such intention to hurt anyone…. I regret what I said. I just shared a woman’s pain, and didn’t want to insult anyone,” Singh said in a statement after her comments drew flak from from allies and opposition leaders.

The BJP lawmaker made the controversial remarks at a rally while referring to the infamous incident when Mayawati was assaulted by Samajwadi Party workers in a Lucknow guest house in 1995.

“I just wanted to remind her [Mayawati] about the help extended by BJP leaders in 1995 to her,” the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader added.
Singh’s apology came immediately after a complaint was lodged against her at the Baburi Police Station by a BSP leader who sought that she be booked under the SC/ST Act.

“A complaint was received from BSP leader Ram Chandra Gautam. We have not registered an FIR yet but an investigation will be done,” a police officer said. “We will analyse the video footage of the rally and after that a decision will be taken on whether an FIR should be filed against her (Singh),” the officer added.