BSP on Wednesday filed a police complaint demanding an FIR against BJP leader Dayashankar Singh be filed under the SC/ST Act for his derogatory comments against its president Mayawati.
BSP leaders, according to PTI, led by Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Naseemuddin Siddiqui, submitted the complaint at the Hazratganj Kotwali.
The complaint, which was lodged by national secretary of BSP Mewalal Gautam, alleged that Singh’s remarks in Mau earlier in the day have hurt the feelings of BSP workers and the Dalit community across the country and were aimed at provoking them.
Referring to Singh’s comments being telecast on national TV channels, he said they were so derogatory that they could not be mentioned in the complaint and so a CD of the same was being submitted.
“Singh was aware that his offensive comments could trigger a strong reaction and riot,” the complaint said, adding that this amounted to an offence under the Atrocities Against SC/ST Act 1989 and a case need to be lodged against him.
An FIR is being lodged against Singh under the SC/ST Act and other sections, police said.
Meanwhile, BSP has given a call for dharna in the state capital tomorrow to press for Singh’s immediate arrest.
The state government has also condemned the remarks of the BJP leader and said stern action will be initiated as per the law on the basis of the FIR.
BJP has already sacked Singh from all party posts.
The district administration has stepped up security in the state capital in view of the call for dharna.