After its landslide victory in the state, the BJP revoked on Sunday the expulsion of Uttar Pradesh leader Dayashankar Singh, who was sacked from the party last year over his controversial remarks on BSP chief Mayawati.
BJP has secured the largest mandate in almost four decades with 324 seats in the 403 member assembly, putting an end to its 14-years-long exile.
Singh, who was the state vice president of the party was fired in July last year after he compared Mayawati with a prostitute. An FIR was registered against him under the SC/ST Act.
Accusing Mayawati of selling party election tickets, he had questioned her character, saying her behaviour was worse than that of a prostitute and it was the reason why followers of Kanshi Ram were deserting her.
“If someone gives her Rs. 1 crore she will give him the ticket, but after an hour if another person offers her Rs. 2 crore she will give it to him. Later in the evening, if somebody else approaches her with Rs. 3 crore, she will give the ticket to him,” Singh had said.
Suspension of Dayashankar Singh has been revoked by party state president Keshav Prasad MauryaHarish Chandra Srivastava, BJP spokesman
Dayashankar Singh’s wife Swati Singh, who is also the head of the BJP women’s wing, won the Sarojini Nagar seat of Lucknow on Saturday.