Buxar: Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) finally managed to arrest expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh on Friday. He was held in Bihar’s Buxar district. After the ‘prostitute’ remark on BSP leader Mayawati, the MP managed to create a stir among the people and also the parliament. The leader was then expelled by BJP. Singh ever since, has been on the run. The Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Lucknow had issued a non-bailable warrant against him.
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. The political slug now is expected to take a new turn after Dayashankar’s arrest.