Lucknow: The Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Lucknow on Monday issued a non-bailable warrant against expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dayashankar Singh for making derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati.
The BSP has been aggressively lobbying for Singh’s arrest after he compared party supremo Mayawati to a ‘prostitute’.
Singh's wife Swati, who is allegedly being harassed following the expulsion of her husband from the BJP, met Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Sunday and asked him to look into the matter.
Swati had earlier on July 23 demanded the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act to be imposed against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and her party colleague Naseemuddin Siddiqui.
Lamenting over the abuse which she and her daughter have been facing following the expulsion of her husband from the BJP over his controversial comment on Mayawati, Swati accused the BSP members of 'traumatizing' her minor daughter.
Siddiqui, instead, claimed that the FIR, lodged by Dayashankar's family members, was a BJP "ploy" to "save" the expelled leader, who is absconding after being booked for making derogatory remarks against Mayawati.
The BSP leader alleged that the BJP has tried to give "a new twist" to the matter to distract public attention and regain political ground lost by it due to its expelled leader's abusive remarks.
Meanwhile, the expelled BJP leader remains missing as the police continue to search the 44-year-old politician across Uttar Pradesh.