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.