Lucknow : After the expelled BJP leader Dayashankar was given bail, a question haunts the corridors of Uttar Pradesh BJP headquarters here whether party will take him back before assembly elections. A senior party leader said here today that BJP was already supporting Dayashankar Singh and his family. “The party has thrown its weight behind the wife and daughter of expelled BJP leader. A series of protests were held earlier and on August 11, the party will stage another protest across the state. Not for a single minute party has deserted Dayashankar Singh,” he said. “The issue will be decided by central leadership. He was expelled following directives from the central leaders and they will themselves take the call now,” he said. “The upper caste is with us.
The way party has taken up its `Beti ke samman mein Bhajpa maidan mein’ campaign, we are expecting full support from them. Dayashankar Singh was vice-president of the party and after his expulsion that post is still vacant. What does this indicate,” he said. Insiders say that Dayashankar Singh will be taken back but when no one knows. The party feels that if he is taken back now, it will give the BSP a new issue which can jeopardise party’s efforts to bring Dalits in BJP fold. They say the recent statements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about protecting life and property of Dalits indicate party attempt to extend olive branch to them. The only fear is that Dayashankar’s re-induction should not harm party’s attempt to build bridge with Falits, who account for almost 21 per cent of votes in UP. “Mayawati is on backfoot. BJP is playing its cards dexterously. It does not want to concede a self goal at this time,” he said.