Prostitute slur against Mayawati: No relief for BJP leader Dayashankar Singh

, 5:10 PM IST

Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh on Thursday failed to get a stay on his arrest from Allahabad High Court which directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file its reply by August 5 on his plea challenging the lodging of FIR against him for allegedly using derogatory language against BSP supremo Mayawati.

The Lucknow bench comprising justices Ajai Lamba and Ravindra Nath also directed that a copy of the reply be provided to the petitioner’s counsel and fixed August 8 as the next date of hearing.