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Somnath Bharti controversy: Arvind Kejriwal meets Lt Guv Najeeb Jung

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and is believed to have discussed the controversy surrounding Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who is under attack for allegedly heading a group of
PTI January 23, 2014 12:54 IST
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New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and is believed to have discussed the controversy surrounding Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who is under attack for allegedly heading a group of assaulters in a midnight raid in south Delhi.

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.