After the controversy surrounding the ‘prostitute’ remark directed at BSP supremo Mayawati by senior BJP leader Dayashankar Singh, the latter’s family has now lashed out at Mayawati, filing an FIR against her, and other members of her party.
The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) will now run a campaign against Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati and some of her party leaders after Swati Singh, wife of expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh accused Mayawati of using “abusive language” against female members of her family and of raising “derogatory slogans” during her party protest.
Mayawati has also been accused of dragging Dayashankar’s 12-year-old daughter into the row. Swati claimed that both her and her family had to face a lot of trauma because of all the violence and protests.
Singh’s wife Swati had decried the use of foul language used in the BSP protests, She said:
“My daughter, who is a minor, is in a state of shock after the incident. My husband is in politics, but we have no political connection. The manner in which BSP workers acted and the language used by them during protest was derogatory”.
As raids were conducted by police overnight to trace Singh, the BJP sought to turn the tables on Mayawati, asking her to tender an apology and take action against her party leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui for his abusive language targeting Singh’s daughter.
On Saturday, inspector general of police (Lucknow Zone), Satish Ganesh, asked Lucknow Police to provide security cover to his wife and other members of his family.