23/07/2016 9:13 AM IST | Updated 23/07/2016 9:38 AM IST

Expelled BJP Leader Dayashankar Singh's Family Lodges FIR Against Mayawati

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BSP Chief Mayawati after attending Rajya Sabha Monsoon Session at parliament House on July 20, 2016 in New Delhi, India.

LUCKNOW -- The family of expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh yesterday lodged a named FIR against Mayawati and some other BSP leaders for allegedly using foul language against them during their public protest.

Tetra Devi, the mother of Dayashankar, who had sparked a controversy by his derogatory comments questioning the character of Mayawati, filed a complaint against the BSP leaders for raising "derogatory" slogans at the party protest in Lucknow on Thursday, police said.

On the basis of the complaint, an FIR was lodged against BSP chief Mayawati, state unit president Ram Achal Rajbhar, national general secretary Naseemuddin and national secretary Mevalal besides unknown workers, police said.

The FIR has been registered under sections 120B (punishment for criminal conspiracy), 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups), 504 (intentional insult with intent to breach peace), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act to insult modesty of woman) of the IPC, police said.

"We will now demand the arrest of BSP leaders who had crossed all limits in abusing and degrading women members of the family", Dayashankar's family said.

An FIR was filed against Dayashankar Singh two days ago on the basis of a complaint filed by Mevalal.

He had said that "Mayawati is breaking the dream of Kanshi Ram into pieces. Mayawati is selling tickets like a prostitute."

Earlier in the day, Tetra Devi met the Hazratganj Police and submitted the complaint that she, her daughter, daughter-in-law and grand daughter were abused by BSP men who allegedly raised derogatory slogans during the protest.

"There was an attempt to instigate violence and riot during the protest by highlighting differences on caste lines", she alleged in the complaint, adding that slogans at the protest amounted to outraging the modesty of a woman.

She said after the sloganeering during the protest, Singh's 12-year-old daughter was in shock.

She also alleged that there appears to be a conspiracy to eliminate her son.

Singh's family demanded that the BSP leaders be booked under more stringent provisions as they had allegedly abused a minor with their choice of words.

Singh's wife Swati Singh had earlier said, "My husband is in politics, but we have no political connection but BSP workers have abused all women of the family in a public protest."

Swati had alleged that her family was being dragged into the controversy unnecessarily.