Arvind Kejriwal meets Delhi LG

Arvind Kejriwal
With pressure mounting on Arvind Kejriwal to sack his Law Minister Somnath Bharti who led a midnight raid and allegedly made racist remarks against Ugandan women, the Delhi CM met the Lieutenant Governor.
TV channels reported that the AAP government and its CM are copping criticism for backing Bharti against whom women’s groups and rival politicians are already campaigning.

The meeting came a day after various women rights activists and Delhi Commission for Women sought action against Bharti for allegedly taking law into his hands.

The AAP government has come under attack from rivals and women’s activists who said the Chief Minister had staged a two-day dharna in the name of women’s safety but was following ‘double standards’ on the issue of the minister.

Bharti was involved in a row with the police last week when they refused to raid an alleged drug and prostitution racket following which he allegedly led his supporters in forcing African women to give urine samples. With the minister becoming a source of a major embarrassment, AAP has advised him to be ‘careful and humble’ while making public statements.

A number of party leaders are said to be upset with Bharti who had earlier stoked controversies by seeking a meeting of Delhi judges and was involved in talking to a witness he was cross examining as a lawyer.

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