The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday sent a notice to BJP MLA Sadhana Singh for her disparaging remarks against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati.

Singh, who represents Mughalsarai in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, at a rally on Saturday called Mayawati “worse than a transgender” and accused her of being an “opportunist” for aligning with once arch rival Samajwadi Party (SP).

The Commission said that the remarks were “extremely offensive, unethical and shows disrespect towards the dignity and respect of women in general” and condemned such irresponsible and disparaging views of persons holding responsible positions.

It also asked Singh to provide a satisfactory explanation on the matter but did not specify a date.

The NCW’s action comes a day after Singh apologised, saying she did not intend to insult anyone.