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BJP questions Mayawati's 'inaction' against her men over use of 'inappropriate' language

Updated: Jul 24, 2016 14:43 IST

New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Asserting that they took action against Dayashankar Singh for using foul language against Mayawati, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday questioned the BSP supremo as to why had she not done the same against her party members, who were using equally objectionable language towards the expelled party leader's wife and daughter.

Speaking to ANI here, BJP leader Nalin Kohli stated that when Dayashankar used inappropriate language for Mayawati, their senior most leaders, including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, immediately expressed regret.

"Immediately action was taken and he was expelled from the party. But what action has Mayawati taken against her senior leaders. Those who have used inappropriate language against Mr. Dayashankar's wife, his children including in terms of veiled threats. Shouldn't action be taken? That is the real issue. The rest of it is only political positioning," Kohli added.

Meanwhile, Dayashankar Singh remains missing as the police search across Uttar Pradesh for the 44-year-old politician continues.

Dayashankar's wife Swati Singh filed a police complaint against Mayawati, alleging that she and her 12-year-old daughter are being abused and threatened by the BSP.

"They (BSP) have lodged an FIR against my husband for what he has said. But now they have gone beyond every limit and openly demanding that my daughter and myself should be produced before them", said Swati.

The Uttar Pradesh Police earlier on Thursday conducted raids at many places to trace Dayashankar, who is absconding since the BSP workers lodged an FIR against him.

"I have lodged an FIR, but there has been no probe on this matter. I want the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act to be imposed against Mayawati ji and Naseemuddin Siddiqui. A law was formed in the Parliament that if anyone stares at a girl even for ten seconds, then that will be categorized as rape. Doesn't this come under the category of rape as my minor daughter has been unnecessarily dragged into the matter?" Swati told ANI.

Commenting on the charges that the BSP leaders raised slogans asking the expelled BJP leader to "present his daughter and sister", Siddiqui said that his party workers "only wanted to "ask them if they agreed with the derogatory remarks made by him against Mayawati. (ANI)