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Bihar court orders FIR against Mayawati for making ‘inflammatory speeches’

Mayawati instigated her party workers to target expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh's mother, wife and daughter during a protest, the petitioner alleged.

Lucknow : BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow on Sunday. PTI Photo by Nand Kumar (PTI7_24_2016_000129B) Lucknow : BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow on Sunday. (source: PTI / file photo)

A Vaishali district court Thursday ordered registration of an FIR against BSP president Mayawati and three other party leaders for allegedly making inflammatory speeches last week spreading animosity in the society.

The three other BSP leaders are its national general secretary Nasimuddin Siddiqui, Uttar Pradesh unit president Ram Achal Rajbhar and state secretary Mewa Lal.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Jairam Prasad took cognizance of a complaint filed by Hajipur resident Ajit Singh and directed that an FIR be lodged against the four in Town police station.

The petitioner, through his advocate, claimed that he felt aggrieved by the inflammatory speeches made by Mayawati and her party men which have affected unity and integrity of the country.

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At a public meeting in Lucknow on July 21, Mayawati instigated her party workers to target expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh’s mother, wife and daughter during a protest in the wake of Singh’s unsavoury remarks against the BSP chief, the petitioner alleged.

Singh compared Mayawati to a prostitute during a felicitation ceremony organised by BJP workers in his honour. The former Uttar Pradesh BJP vice-president accused Mayawati of selling party tickets for the upcoming state elections.

They case was lodged against them under various Sections of the IPC including 153(a) (promoting enmity between groups), 295(a) (deliberate acts intended to outrage religious feelings), 120(b) (criminal conspiracy), and POSCO Act.

First published on: 28-07-2016 at 03:10:43 pm
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