Lucknow: The BJP on Saturday held demonstrations across Uttar Pradesh demanding arrest of BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui over derogatory remarks made against women members of expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh's family.
During their protest in Ballia, Salempur MP Ravindra Kushwaha advocated re-induction of Singh in the party.
"A delegation of BJP office-bearers, led by state president, met Governor Ram Naik and demanded immediate arrest of BSP general secretary and Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Naseemuddin Siddiqui," BJP state general secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak said.
He said the BJP has stated in the memorandum that derogatory language was used against women members of expelled leader Dayashankar Singh's family, especially against his daughter, during protest by BSP workers on Thursday. They alleged that the protest was led by Siddiqui. He said proper IPC sections were not slapped in the FIR filed by Singh's family member in this regard.
Pathak said as the Singh's family members have expressed threat, they should be provided proper security.
Meanwhile, BJP workers in Lucknow attempted to ghearo the Chief Minister's residence and the collectorate office. BJP state chief KP Maurya said women wing of the party would stage a big demonstration in Lucknow on 28 July on the issue.
In Bhadohi, BJP leader Dinanath Bhaskar said what Singh said was definitely condemnable, but what was said "...but what Mayawati and her party members did in protest was a bigger crime as it was pre-planned," he said. Besides, it was decided to take out 'Tiranga march' up to
booth level from August 16 to mark 70 years of country's independence.
Pathak also said the two-day meeting of state executive would be held in Jhansi on 6 and 7 August.