Patna: Dayashankar Singh, the BJP leader who was expelled by the party for abusing BSP chief Mayawati, has been arrested by the UP STF from Bihar’s Buxar town. The former BJP Uttar Pradesh vice-president was arrested from Sugar Mill Colony in Buxar where he was at his relative’s place.
A Lucknow court had issued a non-bailable warrant against expelled BJP leader for comparing BSP chief Mayawati to a prostitute. Singh caused widespread outrage last week by characterising Mayawati’s ticket distribution for her party as worse than the “conduct of a prostitute”.
The comments triggered huge protests in Parliament, with Mayawati saying, “His (Dayashankar Singh’s) remarks apply to his sister and daughter and not me. The whole country will not forgive BJP people will come on the streets.”
With the crucial Uttar Pradesh election round the corner, the BJP was quick to apologise, sack Dayashankar Singh as the vice-president of its Uttar Pradesh unit, and expel him from the party for six years.
However, the situation became a tit-for-tat after some BSP workers used the same kind of offensive language against women that they were protesting against being used for their leader Mayawati.
Singh’s wife Swati and her mother-in-law have already lodged an FIR against Mayawati and other senior BSP leaders for using foul and objectionable language against their family.