BSP to stage protest demanding Dayashankar Singh’s arrest on Thursday

, 10:25 AM IST

Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will stage a demonstration against BJP leader Dayashankar Singh in the state capital tomorrow to press for his immediate arrest for derogatory remarks against party supremo Mayawati.

The protest will be staged in front of the Ambedkar statue at Hazratganj in the morning to press for a case against Singh under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and his immediate arrest, party sources said.

Leader of Opposition in Vidhan Sabha Gaya Charan Dinkar, Leader of Opposition in Vidhan Parishad Naseemudin Siddiqui and Uttar Pradesh chief of the party Ram Achal Rajbhar are expected to take part in the protest, party sources said.

The BSP has taken a strong exception to Singh’s remarks against Mayawati in Mau today, the sources said.

The BJP has already sacked Singh, the vice president of its Uttar Pradesh unit, from all party posts after his derogatory remarks against the BSP supremo sparked a furore in Parliament and pushed the saffron party to a corner.

Meanwhile, the district administration has beefed up security in the state capital in view of the protest called by the BSP.