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Cong demands Dayashankar Singh's arrest for his offensive against Mayawati

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 18:26 IST

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): The Congress on Wednesday came down heavily on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dayashankar Singh for his derogatory remarks against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati and demanded his arrest.

"He should be arrested first and there should be no compromise. I want his removal as a woman. Who is he to talk about our character?" said Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary.

Singh has been removed from the post of party's vice-president in Uttar Pradesh for his derogatory slur on Mayawati.

There was uproar in the Upper House earlier as the BSP leaders demanded Dayashankar Singh's arrest for his unwarranted remark against the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley earlier expressed 'personal regret' in Parliament over Singh's remark.

"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," Jaitley told Mayawati in the Rajya Sabha.

The BSP chief on her part thanked Jaitley and other leaders in the Rajya Sabha for supporting her on this matter.

Singh, however, later tendered an apology for his remark. (ANI)