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Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh arrested in Bihar for 'sex worker' comment on Mayawati

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 July 2016, 14:58 IST

Expelled BJP leader from Uttar Pradsh, Dayashankar Singh, who compared Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati to a sex worker, has been arrested in a joint operation by UP police and Bihar police in the Buxar district of Bihar, from where he hails.

A non-bailable warrant was issued against the controversial BJP leader for the misogynist remark made by him against BSP chief Mayawati. The UP police had constantly been raiding Dayashankar's possible bases, but did not find any clues. Earlier, the police had also picked up his younger brother, Dharmendra Singh, for questioning.

BSP leaders staged a massive protest demanding Singh's arrest for the derogatory comment. After an FIR was lodged against him for his inflammatory comment, a police team reached his residence at UP's Ballia district, only to find him missing.While addressing a press conference in Lucknow on 24 July, Mayawati lashed out at the BJP for not arresting the expelled leader for his remarks against her. She further alleged that the Samajwadi Party was under BJP's pressure, due to which Dayashankar's arrest was being delayed.

First published: 29 July 2016, 14:58 IST
 
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