BSP supporters hold protests, burn Daya Shankar Singh’s effigy; demand arrest

Lucknow: On Thursday, large number of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) went down on the streets protesting against Daya Shankar Singh for his ‘prostitute’ remark on the party’s supremo Maywati. Also, they have been demanding arrest of Singh.

As per reports, a team of police officials reached the residence of Dayanshankar Singh in Ballia district (UP) to arrest him. Also, Singh might be arrested anytime soon. Both his Lucknow and Ballia residence were raided by the police.

Hitting on the Daya Shankar and demanding his arrest, BSP MP Satish Mishra, “Dayashankar must be put behind bars for such a mentality. Matter does not end by just apologizing.”

Also, Mayawati warns of nationwide protests by BSP workers and also demanded arrest of Singh. The supporters of BSP disrupted the traffic in Lucknow’s Hazratganj area and also broke the barricades installed by the police. Also, they burned the effigy of Daya Shankar Singh.

BSP state president Ram Achal Rajbhar said that the party supporters have been asked to gather in Lucknow in large numbers and join the protest against the same.

BJP has expelled Daya Shankar Singh from the party for six years by state party president Keshv Prasad Maurya and that he has also been relived from all his responsibilities towards the party. Not giving permission to hold protests in Hazratganj area, Lucknow DM Raj Shekhar said, “If anyone gathers and tries to organise any protest at Hazratganj, we take action accordingly.”

Singh’s remarks have brought him strong criticism from the members of the Rahya Sabha and with Deputy Chairperson P.J Kurien saying that the House wants the government to take action against the BJP leader for his comment on Maywati. Also, there was uproar in the House over the same.

Finance Minister expressed deep regret over the same and said that he stand by Maywati. Jaitley had said, “It is not right and I condemn the use of this word. And if a person has said this, we will investigate. I express personal regret. I associate with your dignity and stand with you.”

Singh also served an apology over the remark.