Despite pressure, Somnath Bharti not willing to quit as Delhi Law Minister

Written by | January 20, 2014 | 0

New Delhi Jan,20: Despite mounting pressure on him to quit as Delhi’s Law Minister, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti on Monday said that his party leaders will continue to fight for the real causes of the common man and will even give up their lives for them.

Speaking to reporters outside the Rail Bhawan, Bharti said, “We will give up our lives but will fight for the people of Delhi. The people are unhappy because of absolute anarchy created by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.”

“They are also unhappy because of the barbarous attitude of Delhi Police,” he said.

Endorsing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s demand that Delhi Police should be brought under the direct control of the state government, the Law Minister said, “This situation has arisen due to indifferent attitude of the central government. We are not responsible for it now as our demands have not been met by the Centre. We will continue to hold protests if our demands are not met.”

Bharti, dismissing questions about his improper conduct and resignation, said, “How will the inquiry panel complete its probe against the guilty officers if they are not even suspended from office.”

“How can you guarantee that the probe will be fair with those who are guilty still continuing in their office? he asked.

The reactions from Bharti came even as some members of Congress Women’s Wing today protested in front of the Delhi Police headquarters demanding Bharti’s arrest for his midnight raid.

Somnath Bharti has been under fire for ordering a midnight raid at the house of a Ugandan woman on Wednesday last week in order to bust a prostitution and drug-peddling ring.

The AAP Minister again triggered a fresh controversy after he was seen attending the medical examination being conducted upon some Ugandan women, who the minister claimed were prostitutes and drug-peddlers.

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