Dayashankar walks free, dares Mayawati to contest against his wife

Singh demanded that a CBI inquiry be ordered into the allegations against Mayawati or else he would file a PIL on the issue. The leader, who was arrested for allegedly making derogatory comments against the BSP chief last month, was today released from Mau jail, a day after a local court granted him bail.

He was nabbed by UP Special Task Force with the help of Bihar Police from Buxar on July 29 after being on the run for nine days. After his release from the jail this morning, Dayashankar paid obeisance at a temple and soon left for Lucknow, where he addressed a press conference.

“I am firm on my statement that Mayawati sells tickets. At that time I used a word, over which I expressed regret the very same day,” he said.

Singh threw a challenge at the BSP supremo to contest election against his wife from any seat. “I challenge Mayawati to select any unreserved seat and contest elections against my wife. The BSP leader will come to know the reality when she loses,” he said.

Singh also demanded a CBI probe into alleged “auctioning” of party tickets for elections. The former BJP state vice-president said, “My party removed me from the post and expelled me, but it failed to satisfy Mayawati and an FIR was lodged against me.”

He said that on July 21, BSP workers led by senior BSP leaders Naseemduddin Siddiqui and Ram Achal Rajbhar, targeted his elderly mother, minor daughter and wife and used derogatory language against them.

“While police launched a man-hunt against me as if I was Dawood, the BSP leaders, who used derogatory language are roaming freely, despite the Chief Minister’s statement condemning the remarks made by them,” he said.

“I will file a PIL seeking a CBI probe. Mayawati is the ‘mother’ of corruption,” he alleged and also targeted her brother and Siddiqui.
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