Lucknow: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday appointed Swati Singh, wife of its expelled leader Daya Shankar Singh, as the chief of its Uttar Pradesh unit's women wing.
Party spokesman Chandra Mohan told the media that state party chief Keshav Prasad Maurya had appointed Swati Singh to the post while naming Kaushal Kishore, the MP from Mohanlalganj, as the chief of the SC/ST Morcha and Haider Abbad Chand as the minority wing head.
Swati Singh's appointment however came as a surprise as she is not a political person and only shot to limelight after her husband was expelled from the party some months back after he made objectionable remarks of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati.
Later when during a protest rally by BSP workers in Lucknow, when some senior leaders made some uncharitable remarks about their minor daughter, she took Mayawati on and castigated her for allowing apartment go unpunished even when they used the most foul language for a child, who had nothing to do with the ongoing spat.
She got wide support from the people. Swati Singh also filed a complaint with the police against the Dalit leader and her party men, after which a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences was slapped on BSP state chief Ram Achal Rajbhar and some others.
The BJP is likely to use her as a potent ammunition against the BSP chief in the forthcoming state assembly polls, scheduled for early next year.