Mayawati slur: Dayashankar Singh may surrender today; wife alleges harassment by BSP goons
Dayashankar Singh, the sacked UP BJP leader,a is likely to surrender before the state police any time soon, said sources on Friday.
Lucknow: Dayashankar Singh, the UP BJP leader, who was expelled for making highly derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati, is likely to surrender before the state police any time soon, said sources on Friday.
Singh is said to consulting his lawyers in connection with FIR lodged against him over abusive remarks against Mayawati.
Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday detained Singh’s brother Dharmendra for questioning about the former's whereabouts.
According to reports, Singh's brother was detained by police in Ballia district of UP.
Meanwhile, the BJP leader's wife Swati Singh today alleged harassment by BSP goons.
''BSP people are publicly making statements saying "Unki patni, beti ko pesh karo". My daughter is in trauma,'' Dayashankar's wife said.
What BSP people are saying, is it not condemnable? Shouldn't such people be also removed from party, she asked.
FIR must be lodged against all those who spoke against me, my daughter. A case must be registered for mentally harassing my daughter, she demanded.
The development came a day after the BJP sacked Daya Shankar Singh from all party posts after he made derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati, sparking an uproar in Parliament and causing huge embarrassment for the party.
In Lucknow, the BSP filed a complaint against Singh under the SC/ST Act at the Hazratganj Kotwali and police later confirmed that an FIR was lodged.
Speaking at a meeting in Mau where he was being felicitated by BJP workers, Singh, while accusing Mayawati of selling party election tickets, questioned her character, saying her behaviour was worse than that of a 'prostitute' and it was the reason why followers of Kanshi Ram were deserting her.
A videotape of Singh’s remarks circulated on social networks and created a storm, inviting condemnation from all around.
In Rajya Sabha, where Mayawati was present, Leader of House Arun Jaitley expressed regret and promised action. “It is not right and I condemn the use of such words and I will look into this matter. I express personal regrets. I associate our dignity with yours and stand with you,” Jaitley told the BSP leader, addressing her as “Behen Mayawati”.