The Uttar Pradesh Police has said that Singh left for an "unknown location" when the cops arrived at his residence to arrest him.
Meanwhile, IG Lucknow zone A Satish Ganesh has said that the family of Dayashankar Singh will be provided security, if needed.
The BJP, which was on the defensive following derogatory remarks made against BSP chief Mayawati by its leader Dayashankar Singh, has changed tack. "The manner in which BSP workers acted yesterday and the language used by them during protest was derogatory", she said.
An FIR was filed on Sunday against Ms Mayawati and some of her party leaders by police on a complaint of Dayashankar Singh's mother Tetra Devi.
According to reports, a case was registered against BSP leaders including Mayawati under section 504, 506 and 509 of the IPC at the Hazratganj police station.
"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. Clearly apprehensive of the BJP's strategy, Mayawati of late was heard warning her followers not to get carried away by political gimmicks. "Bring Dayashankar wife", to protest against the remarks.
State BSP president Raj Achal Rajbhar said Singh's statement had revealed the "anti-Dalit mentality" of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP slammed Mayawati for defending her party workers and asked her to tender an apology.
Madhya Pradesh Assembly today witnessed ruckus as BSP MLAs protested the derogatory remarks against their party chief Mayawati questioning her character by Dayashankar Singh and sought his arrest, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House twice during the Question Hour. Singh was first removed from the state vice-president's post, then from all party posts, and finally expelled for six years. "She is even worse than a prostitute", Singh had said.
However, the BSP leader stuck to her remarks and told reporters after the protest that she stands by what she has said.