Police secured an arrest warrant on Monday against expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh from the court of a special judge. Singh is in the eye of the storm for his derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati.
Police teams have left for Ballia, Gorakhpur and Mau in search of Singh, who has been absconding since July 19. He criticised the ticket distribution system in the BSP and compared Mayawati to a prostitute.
An FIR was lodged against Singh and police carried out raids at his Lucknow and Ballia residences to arrest him.
Singh’s controversial statement evoked sharp criticism from the BSP. The issue even rocked Parliament and BJP had to expel Singh from the party for six years.
The issue triggered protests by BSP workers in Lucknow, and Singh’s family members alleged they were being harassed.
Singh’s mother, Tetra Devi, lodged an FIR against Mayawati, BSP leaders Nasimuddin Siddiqui, Ram Achal Rajbhar and Mewa Lal and other BSP workers.
Singh’s wife, Swati, also met governor Ram Naik, demanding action against the BSP leaders.