New Delhi, Jul 16: Rita Bahuguna Joshi, the President of Uttar Pradesh unit of Congress has been arrested on Thursday, Jul 16 in Ghaziabad district after Joshi allegedly made an derogatory speech against Bhaujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati.
Bahugana said, "In UP if Dalits are raped then officials go there give them Rs 20,000. Is this the value for a Dalit lady. If the same thing happens with Mayawati we are ready to give her compensation of one crore."
A group of BSP workers allegedly forced their way into Rita's house to protest against the remarks made against Mayawati and also set a portion of the house on fire and also damaged some property and vehicles.
Confirming the news of her arrest the Additional Director General of Police Brij Lal said that Joshi was taken into custody while she was on her way to Delhi.