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AAP rejects the demand for Delhi Law Minister Somanth Bharti's resignation

New Delhi: Brushing aside criticism and mounting demands for his removal, Aam Aadmi Party Thursday night backed controversial Law Minister Somnath Bharti in the midnight raid episode and decided to await the findings of the
PTI January 24, 2014 11:10 IST
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New Delhi: Brushing aside criticism and mounting demands for his removal, Aam Aadmi Party Thursday night backed controversial Law Minister Somnath Bharti in the midnight raid episode and decided to await the findings of the judicial inquiry before any action can be taken against him.

However, the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the party chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal disapproved of the language used by Bharti against senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley and noted lawyer Harish Salve and asked him not to use foul language in public discourse.

The meeting took place against the backdrop of growing demands for the sacking of Bharti after an Ugandan woman identified Bharti as the one who led a group of AAP workers in attacking their house and misbehaving with them on the pretext of a raid on an alleged drug and prostitution ring in South Delhi last week.

"The party has not found any evidence against Bharti on three counts. First he did not do anything which was unbecoming of a minister. The preliminary probe by the party has not found him misbehaving or assaulting Ugandan women. He was also not found using any racial slur," party leader Yogendra Yadav told reporters here.

The senior AAP leader said appropriate action will be taken against Bharti if the judicial probe finds him guilty of any wrongdoing.