Expelled JD(U) leader Sabir Ali’s wife Yasmin on Monday staged a protest outside BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s residence here demanding an apology over his controversial remarks that her husband was close to terrorists.

“I will sit here till I get justice. He (Naqvi) should prove the allegation or give an apology letter,” Ms. Yasmin told reporters outside Mr. Naqvi’s residence.

The police initially requested Ms. Yasmin to move away from Mr. Naqvi’s Pandara Park house but when she refused to budge, women police officers detained her and took her away.

Mr. Ali was inducted into BJP on Friday but the party annulled his membership within 24 hours of his induction following intense opposition from within and the RSS.

Mr. Naqvi had attacked Mr. Ali as “a friend of terrorist Yasin Bhatkal” and strongly opposed his entry into the party, terming it a “mistake” that needed to be rectified.

Mr. Ali, in a press conference on Sunday had demanded apology from Mr. Naqvi. Ms. Yasmin, who was also present, had threatened to sit on a dharna in front of Mr. Naqvi’s house if the BJP leader did not apologise.

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