She said, "I regret that one word I used against the Chief Minister ... I crossed the limits but the context in which it was made should be understood. My purpose was to convey the plight of dalit women (who were raped) and the woman chief minister should have understood the context."
Joshi also urged for the CBI inquiry into the attack on her resident and she believes the attack was state-sponsored.
Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who was earlier arrested on Thursday, Jul 16 for her derogatory remarks against Mayawati, said her struggle on women's issues would continue and was prepared to go to jail hundred times for it.
Even union minister, Sriprakash Jaiswal belonging to Congress demanded a CBI probe into the attack and arson at UPCC chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi's residence. He said, "The manner in which this dastardly act was executed, one thing is clear that it was part of a pre-planned conspiracy and only a CBI probe can expose those who vandalized Joshi's house and on whose direction it was done."