Lucknow: BSP leader Nasimuddin Siddiqui may have had good intentions while trying to defend his party chief Mayawati in the aftermath of Dayashankar Singh's disparaging remarks about her. But by dragging Dayashankar's wife and minor daughter into the controversy, he seemed to have made a huge blunder.
The row over Dayashankar's comments seemed to be on the back burner for now after Siddiqui allegedly said “Bring Dayashankar’s daughter... Bring ... Bring Dayashankar wife,” to protest against the remarks.
Singh’s 12-year-old daughter reportedly went into a mental shock after the protests. She had to be admitted to the hospital.
The Quint reported that Dayashankar’s mother filed an FIR against BSP workers after holding Mayawati responsible for the condition of her granddaughter.
The BJP on Saturday took out rallies in different parts of the state in support of Dayashankar's wife and their daughter. They also called for registration of a FIR against Siddiqui.
The row erupted after BJP leader Dayashankar Singh hurled abuses at Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati and compared her to a “prostitute”.
Responding to the comments, she called it an attack on women and dalits.
There were protests on the streets as well as in the Parliament.
Singh was expelled from the party and an FIR was filed against him.