Lucknow: Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh on Tuesday moved the Allahabad High Court seeking a stay on his arrest in connection with a non-bailable warrant issued against him by a local court for using derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati.
The Allahabad High Court has agreed to hear his case on July 28.
The development came a day after the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Lucknow issued a non-bailable warrant against Singh for his derogatory remark against BSP chief Mayawati.
Criticising her ticket distribution system, Singh had compared Mayawati to a sex worker.
The issue also had rocked Parliament and an embarrassed BJP had sacked Singh for the remark. An FIR was also lodged against him on the complaint by the BSP.
Raids were conducted by police to trace Singh even as his family threatened to file an FIR against Mayawati and senior BSP leaders for allegedly using foul language.
The BSP also claimed that Singh made derogatory references to Mayawati as part of a “planned conspiracy” of the BJP to cover up what was happening in Gujarat.
The BSP leaders also abused Dayashankar and his family for the remark forcing his mother to lodge and FIR against Mayawati.
Singh’s mother lodged an FIR against Mayawati, BSP national general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui, state president Ram Achal Rajbhar and other unidentified party leaders on charges of insulting and abusing the family during the party’s protest in Lucknow on Thursday.