Election 2019


"It's That Shawl": Uttar Pradesh BJP Chief's Crude Remark On Mayawati

UP BJP chief refers to 1995 attack on Mayawati by SP workers and makes offensive remarks

'It's That Shawl': Uttar Pradesh BJP Chief's Crude Remark On Mayawati

UP BJP chief made crude comments on Akhilesh Yadav gifting shawl to Mayawati on her birthday



  1. UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey's objectionable remarks on Mayawati
  2. Earlier, Sadhana Singh was criticised for her comments on Mayawati
  3. BJP leaders referred to the 1995 attack on BSP chief by SP supporters

A second BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh stirred controversy today after apparently cracking a crude joke on Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati. The UP BJP chief, Mahendra Nath Pandey referred to the 1995 attack on the BSP chief by SP supporters and made derogatory comments at a meeting in Chandauli, his constituency.

"I read on social media that a young man had posted that the shawl Akhilesh ji presented Mayawati ji was the same one that his father had taken off her at the guest house," said Mr Pandey, adding that his party had already "tested and rejected" Mayawati.



Last week a lawmaker of the ruling BJP in the state, Sadhana Singh had drawn severe criticism for her shocking comments targeting the BSP chief, who among other things, she said, "was a blot on womankind" having sold her "dignity for power".

"She (Mayawati) has no self-respect... she was almost molested earlier and yet... in history, when Draupadi was molested, she took a vow to seek revenge... but this woman, she lost everything, but still sold her dignity for the sake of power," the lawmaker from Mughalsarai had said.

The BJP has left no opportunity to target the alliance of the two Uttar Pradesh powerhouses Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, to defeat Narendra Modi in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. 

After announcing the mega alliance, Mayawati said that this will give Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah "sleepless nights."

(With inputs from ANI)

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