Lucknow: In a twist to the Mayawati slur row, the Uttar Pradesh police on Friday filed an FIR against the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief.
The FIR was registered after expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh's family filed a complaint with Hazratganj Police Station against BSP leaders and unknown persons, including party supremo Mayawati and senior leader Nassemuddin Siddiqui.
Dayashankar's family had earlier threatened to file the FIR against Mayawati and senior BSP leaders for allegedly using foul language against them.
"My daughter, who is a minor, is in a state of shock after the incident. I will definitely lodge an FIR against Mayawati and other party leaders and fight a legal battle," Singh's wife Swati had told reporters.
"My husband is in politics, but we have no political connection. The manner in which BSP workers acted yesterday and the language used by them during protest was derogatory," she said.
Swati said that her family was being dragged into the controversy unnecessarily.
"Why Mayawati is not taking action against Nassemuddin Siddiqui. Why he was not expelled from the party. I don't want to imagine what is the state of my 80-year-old mother-in-law," she said.
"While BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra said that nothing like this happened, but the entire country has witnessed and listened the foul language used by BSP workers during protest yesterday. It is about the integrity of women," she said.
BSP workers had yesterday held a protest against the derogatory remarks made by Dayashankar. BSP workers, who staged a dharna in front of the Bhimrao Ambedkar statue in Hazratganj, had displayed banners with foul language printed on them.
Dayashankar had sparked an outrage with his derogatory comments questioning the character of the BSP supremo. He had said that "Mayawati is breaking the dream of Kanshi Ram into pieces. Mayawati is selling tickets like a...”
The expelled BJP leader is currently untraceable and raids are being conducted to locate him.