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Somnath Bharti's remark on reporter extremely wrong: Arvind Kejriwal

Saturday, 25 January 2014 - 2:58pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: ANI

Reacting to the criticism received by Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti for making a derogatory comment on a reporter, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that it was extremely wrong on the part of Bharti to have said something like that to the media.

“It was extremely wrong on the part of Bharti to have said something like this to the media and he should not have said this,” said Kejriwal.

“Although I would also like to request the media not to follow him everywhere. I am not justifying his statement, but the media people were not letting Bharti’s car move,” he added.

On being questioned by a reporter today, as to whether he was planning to resign from the post of the Delhi law minister on moral grounds, Bharti asked, "How much money were you paid by Modiji?

BJP leader Vijay Goel on Friday met the Lt. Governor to demand the resignation of Bharti for his vigilante-style action against Ugandan women during a night raid in the capital.

BJP leaders also protested at 14 different places of the national capital on Friday, demanding Bharti's resignation.

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued notice to Central Government and Delhi Government on Kejriwal's recent protest and has asked for reply in next six weeks.

The notice was issued during a hearing of Public Interest Litigation (PIL), which was filed by lawyer, M.L. Sharma, against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over their protest outside the Railway Ministry, which amounted to a breakdown of the constitutional machinery.

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