BJP MLA Surender Singh again stirred up a controversy by opening that prostitutes are better than government officials.
A day after asking people to beat bureaucrats if they demand bribes, MLA made a ghastly comparison between prostitutes and government officials at a public gathering.
“Prostitutes are better than government officials; at least they take the money and do their work and also dance on the stage. But these officials, even after taking money, don’t do their work. There is no guarantee that the work will be done,” he said.
On the occasion of ‘chetavani was’ or ‘warning day’, on Tuesday the lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh’s Bairia coined the following slogan against corrupt officials: “Ghoos mangey to ghoos do, Nahin maaney to joota do.”
“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,” he said.
He has also urged his supporters to record the voice of any official who demands a bribe.
After facing criticism for his statement, Singh defended his remark later and said that it was in the interest of the people and he was ready to go to jail for their welfare.
This is not the first time MLA made controversial statements. Last month, he compared UP minister and president of Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) Om Prakash Rajbhar to a prostitute and accused him of minting money by instating his family members into politics.
Responding to Rajbhar’s allegations of corruption against the ruling BJP, Singh had said, “Vaishya ko puri Duniya vaishya dikhti hai (A prostitute sees all like herself).”
In the run-up to the Gorakhpur bypolls, he had said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections would be a battle between “Islam and Bhagwan”.
He had also faced flak for calling West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee ‘Surpanakha’, the sister of demon king Ravana in Ramayana.
Earlier, he had also sparked controversy by blaming parents and smartphones for rising incidents of rape across the country.
He has also gone on record saying “no one can rape a mother of three children.”
Reacting to Singh’s latest controversial remark, UP BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi said, “The lawmaker belongs to a rural belt. He was trying to say something else but couldn’t convey it properly. Our government has zero tolerance for corruption and the officers are being given postings only on the basis of their performance.”