Commenting on whether Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti should resign due to the allegations made against him, Janata Dal United (JD-U) leader KC Tyagi on Friday said that both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have got indigestion due to Aam Aadmi Party’s success, and wanted to destabilise their government. He added that Bharti should resign only if there is strong evidence against him.
“It seems both BJP and Congress have got indigestion due to AAP's success. They want to destabilize the AAP government and their intentions are not right,” said Tyagi.
“In Somnath Bharti’s case, he should resign only if he is involved criminally, and if there is a strong evidence to prove that he committed an offence,” he said.
“I think both the BJP and Congress are not able to tolerate the new approach of AAP, and therefore trying to destabilize it,” he added.
He further said that the Congress will not be able to save itself from falling no matter what they did now.
“Now any mantra will not be able to save the Congress, no matter what issue they take up. The people have no expectations from them now,” said Tyagi.
He also said that AAP was born from the streets, and will become weak the day it starts governing from air conditioned rooms.
“AAP was born on the streets and it will live and govern from the streets. The day it starts governing from AC rooms, it will become weak,” he added.
Taking a decision on the controversy following the recent raid conducted by Somnath Bharti, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Thursday had said that the Lieutenant Governor has ordered a judicial inquiry into the matter and the report would be out in a month.
He also said that Bharti would not be resigning as the Delhi Law Minister.
Yogendra Yadav disclosed that the party investigations found no evidence to suggest that Bharti made racist comments or misbehaved with African women during the controversial midnight raid that he led at a south Delhi locality last week.
Somnath Bharti and his supporters have been accused of illegally detaining Ugandan women and forcing them to give medical tests.
Bharati alleged that a sex trade and drug peddling racket was flourishing in the locality with the help of foreign nationals.
He had demanded that the police take action against the offenders.