Derogatory remarks against Mayawati: Non-bailable warrant issued against Dayashankar Singh

Dayashankar Singh was the Uttar Pradesh unit vice president of BJP.

Updated: Jul 26, 2016, 00:27 AM IST
Derogatory remarks against Mayawati: Non-bailable warrant issued against Dayashankar Singh
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Lucknow: A non-bailable warrant was issued against Dayashankar Singh, who had made derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati, on the application of the district police, by a local court on Monday.

"The district police had approached the local court for NBW against Dayashankar. It has been issued today," IG Law and Order Hariram Sharma told reporters.

When asked about Dayashankar's wife Swati's request to lodge FIR under POCSO Act against BSP leaders for derogatory comments against her daughter, the officer said, "The CD of the protest was demanded from the district administration. We have got the CD. After its analysis appropriate action will be taken," as per PTI.

An FIR was lodged against Singh on July 19 by the BSP under the SC/ST Act.

The complaint, which was lodged by national secretary of BSP Mewalal Gautam, alleged Singh's remarks in Mau on July 19 had hurt the feelings of party workers and the Dalit community across the country and that they were aimed at provoking them.

 Referring to Singh's comments being telecast on national TV channels, he had said they were so derogatory they could not be mentioned in the complaint and therefore a CD of the same was being submitted.

Singh was expelled by the BJP on July 20, hours after the party had announced that he had been relieved from all organisational responsibilities.

Singh was the Uttar Pradesh unit vice president of BJP.

Uproar in Parliament on Dayashankar's remarks:

Singh's remarks had drawn severe flak from members in Rajya Sabha, including women MPs.

Leader of the House Arun Jaitley had got up to express regret, saying that the remarks were highly condemnable.

"It is highly condemnable that a political leader uses such words against a prominent woman leaders. I regret the use of such words and will ensure that the matter is taken up by the concerned. I personally express regret to Mayawatiji and we are with you on the issue of protecting dignity," Jaitley had said.

What had Dayashankar said:

"Mayawati is breaking the dream of Kanshi Ram into pieces. Mayawati is selling tickets like...," Singh had told reporters in Mau.

"Mayawati gives tickets for Rs one crore and if there is someone who can give Rs 2 crore than she sells it for Rs 2 crore within an hour. If someone is ready to give Rs 3 crore by the evening, she gives the ticket to him," Singh had alleged.

"She is even worse than.... The BSP workers, who are in BSP since Kanshi Ram's days are deserting the party," Singh had told party workers.

Dayashankar's wife meets UP Governor:

Meanwhile, Swati Singh, Singh, yesterday met Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and lodged a complaint over foul language allegedly used by BSP workers against women of her family during their protests.

She submitted a CD containing video of the protest by BSP workers on Thursday.

On July 22, Swati had lodged an FIR against Mayawati, BSP state unit president Ram Achal Rajbhar, national general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui and national secretary Mevalal, besides unknown workers, for their derogatory remarks while they protested against Dayashankar's comments.

The FIR was filed under IPC sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, etc), 504 (insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult modesty of a woman). 

(With Agency inputs)