Lucknow: Former BJP leader Dayashankar Singh, who was expelled from the party for making derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati, was on Saturday granted bail.
He was arrested on July 29 from Bihar's Buxar town after remaining absconding for about 10 days.
The row erupted after he claimed at a press conference that the BSP chief was giving party tickets based on the amount of money paid to her and that even a prostitute was better than her.
On the following day, the BJP sacked the Uttar Pradesh unit vice-president from all party posts.
Singh's statement had led to furore and eventually a case was registered against him at the Hazratganj police station.
According to the complainant Singh's statement had violated the honour of a Dalit woman and raised tension between the communities in the state.