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Attack on my residence state-sponsored, says Joshi

india Updated: Jul 18, 2009 19:04 IST
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Released on interim bail, UPCC President Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Saturday regretted some of her remarks against Mayawati, but said it was a state-sponsored attack on her residence and the Chief Minister had no right to continue in office.

"I regret that one word I used against the Chief Minister ... I crossed the limits but the context in which it was made should be understood. My purpose was to convey the plight of dalit women (who were raped) and the woman chief minister should have understood the context," she told reporters coming out of the jail.

60-year-old Joshi, who was arrested and remanded to 14 days' judicial custody on Thursday in connection with the case against her under provisions of the IPC and SC/ST Act for her derogatory remarks against Mayawati, said her struggle on women's issues would continue and was prepared to go to jail hundred times for it.

The UPCC chief said she agreed with what the Congress President said on her remarks, but the full statement should be read because it had referred to the problems faced by the oppressed women.

She said it was unfortunate that the state government applied certain provisions of law which should not have been used. "See, I have got bail within two days," she said.

She also said Mayawati had no right to continue in office.