10:11pm, 24th July, 2016
A BJP MP on Tuesday compared BSP leader and self-proclaimed “Goddess” Mayawati to a Prostitute. Which led to a stormy controversy, and BJP immediately had to Expel MP Dayashankar Singh, for his indecent statement.
In a statement made by BJP MP Dayashankar Singh on Camera, he said, “Mayawati is selling tickets (to contest polls)…She is a three-time chief minister but she gives tickets to anyone who gives her Rs. 1 crore. If someone comes with 2 crores in the afternoon, she gives him a ticket. If somebody comes with 3 crores in the evening, she dumps the previous candidates and picks him. Today her character is worse than that of a prostitute.”
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Although, after the roar he apologized and said, “I can’t even think of Mayawatiji that way. She has come up after a lot of struggle.”
In a crucial state marching towards the election next year, where BJP hopes high gain in vote share after 2014 general election’s victory, Mr. Singh’s statement not only embarrassed BJP but gave opposition parties a chance to take a dig and spot dirt on Hindu nationalist party’s moral and values.
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In a statement Indian National Congress member, Kumari Selja said, “The comments show the BJP’s mindset,”
While, Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien condemned and said, “This is not only a women’s issue. This is a man’s issue. The problem is with men making these statements,”
Delhi’s CM and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal also criticized and tweeted “This (BJP leader’s remark) is shameful. BJP’s abuses and threats against women continue unabated both online and offline,”
However, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley expressed ‘personal regret’ in Parliament, telling Mayawati: “It is not right and I condemn the use of this word and if a person has said this, we will investigate. I express personal regret. I associate with your dignity and stand with you.”
But, was this issue required such attention? Was there anything to be so offensive about being compared to a profession? Yes, a profession, Prostitution is also a profession, practiced by a mass majority of people in our Nation, since ages.
In fact, prostitution is considered to be world’s oldest profession; it has its trace in every Civilization.
Just think if the word itself hurt the leader and their Bhakts to this extent that BSP members are protesting on the streets of Uttar Pradesh, threatening people, and what not, then imagine how much effort they would have indulged in bringing up and providing a better life to a mass backward population practicing this profession because of their immunes poverty, lack of skills and opportunity.
But, Unfortunately, the self-proclaimed ‘Goddess’ and her party member have done nothing for uplifting the poor people practicing Prostitution for survival in her state.
Whole of their life they sell their body, they do something a normal person would like to do with someone special, they allow anyone to penetrate in them, to bleed not only their skin but their soul, and this goes every night, every day. And they die, without family, without health care, without respect.
I would like to ask, Behen jee, what have you done for the people, because of whom you took such deep offense? What is your party’s stand on Prostitution? And, do you consider Prostitutes also backward? If they are backward, why is the leader who considers her the leader of backwards not doing anything for the leftover backward society, who live and die without respect?
Maybe they might have no caste, maybe they have no religion, but Behen Mayawati jee and Dayashankar jee they’re still backward and an integral part of society, don’t abuse them for your pity political drama, at least until you do something for these backward lives.
You must have used or abused them, try to understand them, because every life counts.
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