The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday expelled its Uttar Pradesh women’s wing leader Madhu Mishra for six years after she made casteist remarks at a rally. The state Mahila Morcha president had said on Sunday, "Aaj tumhare sar par baith kar samvidhan ke sahare jo log raaj kar rahe hain, yaad karo woh kabhi tumhare joote saaf kiya karte they (Remember that those who are ruling us with the help of the Constitution today used to clean our shoes in the past)."

The Times of India reported that she also asked for a war against the upliftment of backward classes such as the Dalits. "There was a time when we didn't like to even sit close to them. Soon, our children might be calling these people huzoor," she added. Uttar Pradesh BJP president Laxmi Kant Bajpai dismissed Mishra from the party on Monday, PTI reported. The Uttar Pradesh polls are scheduled to be held in 2017. The state has 403 Assembly seats.