Lucknow: Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dayashankar Singh has been granted bail in the ‘abuse case’ filed against him by the supporters of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati. He was granted bail on two bonds of Rs 50,000 each.
Dayashankar Singh was arrested by the UP STF in a joint operation with Bihar police from Buxar on Friday. Dayashankar Singh originally belongs to Buxar and was staying with a relative at Sugar Mill Colony in Buxar.
The row erupted after he claimed at a press conference that the BSP chief was giving party tickets based on the amount of money paid to her and that even a prostitute was better than her.
On the following day, the BJP sacked the Uttar Pradesh unit vice-president from all party posts. Singh's statement had led to furore and eventually a case was registered against him at the Hazratganj police station. According to the complainant Singh's statement had violated the honour of a Dalit woman and raised tension between the communities in the state.