New Delhi: While the Opposition is crying itself hoarse over BJP MLA Sadhana Singh’s comments on former UP chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief, another BJP MLA, Surendra Singh has now gone ahead to say there was nothing wrong in calling Mayawati “worse than a transgender”. (Also read: NCW Sends Notice to Sadhana Singh Over Comment)

“There is nothing wrong in what Sadhana Singh said…any person who has zero self-respect is called a transgender,” the MLA from Bariya constituency said while talking to reporters.”The manner in which Mayawati has joined hands with the Samajwadi Party (SP) after the state guest house case of 1995 (where Mayawati was reportedly assaulted by SP MLAs) goes on to prove that she has no self-respect,” he added.

On police complaint against Sadhana, Singh said, “How will the case be filed…we will protest against it.” Sadhana, a legislator from Uttar Pradesh’s Mughalsarai, had, at a rally on Saturday called the BSP chief a “blot on womankind” and “worse than a transgender”. However, she followed it up with an apology, clarifying that she did not mean to hurt anyone.

Even Sadhana was referring to the same 1995 incident when she said, “Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati sold her dignity for power and joined hands with those who disrespected her… She is a blot on womankind. Cannot say if she can be counted among men or women, she is worse than a transgender person,” she had said.

Reacting to Sadhana’s outburst, BSP leader SC Misra had tweeted, “BJP leaders have lost their mental balance after the BSP-SP tie-up”.  SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and the Congress had also condemned Sadhana for using objectionable remarks against Mayawati. He said, “A member of the party which used to claim that they are the only ones who can promote and protect Indian culture had used such bad language. The same MLA had earlier said things about SP which are available on the internet.”

Meanwhile, Union minister and Republican Party of India President Ramdas Athawale said such personal comments should not be made.