A Wrangling Match between BJP and BSP
In several of my previous articles, I had requested the top leadership of the BJP to exercise control over the rank and file of their party and prevent them from issuing statements vitiating the social and political atmosphere of the country. Consequently, Mr. Daya Shankar Singh the Vice President of the UP unit of the BJP issued an abusive statement against Ms. Mayawati the suprememo of the BSP. At once there was an upheaval in the political world. Condemned and pressed by all Indian Political Parties and Leaders, the BJP took immediate action against Mr. D. S. Singh. Mr. D. S. Singh was not only relieved of his post but also was expelled from the party for six years. The party’s action was appropriate against Mr. D. S. Singh, though Ms. Mayawati expressed dissatisfaction by saying that a top leader should have lodged FIR against him.
The next day the BSP leaders planned and staged a protest march against Mr. D. S. Singh and the BJP in Lucknow. What happened in this protest march is more condemnable than Mr. D. S. Singh’s statement?
During the march, BSP workers raised abusive slogans not only against Mr. D. S. Singh but also against his wife, mother and his 17-year-old daughter. Consequently, his daughter fell ill and is under treatment. Ms. Mayawati claims that the workers of her party regard her as Goddess and the expression of their rage was spontaneous and justifiable. She also states that Mr. D. S. Singh’s wife and daughter should have spoken against Mr. Singh and protested against his statement. Ms. Mayawati’s statement cannot be justified on any ground. How can the members of a politician’s family be held responsible for his actions and statements?
Ms. Mayawati should express regret at the behavior of the workers of his party and should take action against the leaders of her party who delivered speeches against the members of Mr. D. S. Singh family. She should visit his house and console his wife and daughter. Only then she will be able to establish harmony in society which she claims to be the aim of her party.