The National Commission for Women has said it will send a notice to Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Sadhana Singh for her derogatory remarks against Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati, PTI reported.

Addressing a public rally on Saturday, Singh had accused Mayawati of “lacking any self-respect” and had compared her to a eunuch. She had claimed that Mayawati was “a blot on womankind”. Singh represents Mughalsarai in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma said: “Such derogatory statements are unbecoming of a leader and highly condemnable. NCW has taken suo motu cognisance and will be sending a notice to Sadhana Singh tomorrow [Monday].”

Singh had said: “[Mayawati] has no sense of self-respect, she was almost molested earlier and yet, in history, when Draupadi was molested, she took a vow for revenge... but this woman, she lost everything, but still sold her dignity for the sake of power. A woman who gulped down insults for comfort and power is a blot on womankind.”

She was referring to the BSP’s alliance with the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh.

In response, BSP MLA Satish Chandra Mishra described Singh as “mentally ill” and claimed that the alliance had rattled the BJP.