Prostitutes Better Than Govt Officials: BJP MLA’s Gaffe Sparks Row
The MLA expressed his frustration with corrupt officials with an unnecessary dig at prostitutes, for some reason.
BJP MLA Surendra Singh has once again courted controversy by stating that prostitutes are better than government officials, ANI reported.
"Prostitutes are better than government officials; at least they take money and do their work and also dance on the stage. But there is no guarantee that the work will be done even after these officials take their money," he said.
The ruling party MLA in Uttar Pradesh had earlier asked his supporters to thrash government officials with shoes if they demand bribes.
If he does not agree to do his work, teach him a lesson by punching him and if he still does not agree, thrash him with shoes.Surendra Singh, BJP Lawmaker
Angry with the staff at the Bairia tehsil office for allegedly demanding bribes, the MLA on Tuesday, 5 June, observed a 'chetavani diwas' or 'warning day'.
“Ghoos mangey to ghoosa do, nahin maaney to joota do,” the Bairia MLA said, coining a slogan.
He urged his supporters to record the voice of any official who demands a bribe "and present him before me".
Singh defended his remark later, saying it was in the interest of the people and he was ready to go to jail for their welfare.
BJP Lawmaker’s Pocket Full of Gaffes
The BJP MLA is known for making provocative statements. After the recent Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly bypolls, he had pinned the blame for the party's humiliating defeat in the Yogi Adityanath government, PTI reported.
He had also agreed to senior JD(U) leader K C Tyagi’s view that rising petrol and diesel prices were responsible for BJP's debacle in the recent bypolls.
In his prediction, he said that BJP’s downfall in Uttar Pradesh was definite if certain ministers were not removed from the state cabinet, cited the news agency’s report.
"The BJP government has not been able to give a transparent government," PTI quoted the MLA’s remark.
According to the agency, Singh had said if the grievances of the poor people are not heard at police stations, tehsil offices and block offices, they will not vote for the BJP.
In the past, Singh predicted that the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be an "Islam vs Bhagwan" battle.
He has called West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee demon king Ravana's sister Surpanakha and PM Modi, a reincarnation of Lord Ram, the PTI report added.
(With PTI, ANI inputs)
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