India: Politician arrested for insulting female leader
July 29, Patna: Indian police arrested a Hindu nationalist leader on charges alleging he insulted a senior female politician by describing her as "worse than a prostitute."
Police officer Upendra Kumar Sharma said on Friday that Dayashankar Singh was arrested in his hometown in Bihar state where he was found hiding in a relative's home.
According to local media repotts, Singh was expelled last week from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party for making the remark against Mayawati, a leader representing millions of lower-caste Dalits. He has been hiding since then.
Singh held a senior BJP position in northern Uttar Pradesh state.
The Oslo Times International News Network