Aam Aadmi Party and controversies surrounding Somnath Bharti never cease to make headlines. Much of the clamour on Thursday surrounded the mounting pressure on Delhi Law minister to quit for his infamous raid that has increasingly being seen as a racist and sexiest act.
Three other Ugandan ladies have spoken up against Bharti and moved a Delhi court seeking an FIR against him for his midnight raid on what he alleged was a drug and sex ring.
Following is the wrap-up of the day's development surrounding AAP:
Arvind Kejriwal Meets Lieutenant Governor
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's meeting with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung earlier in the day was seen with magnified glasses, since the crucial meeting came at a time when the party is increasingly under pressure to sack Somnath Bharti for his alleged racist and sexiest night raid.
Kejriwal, however said that it was a "routine meeting". His party added that such meetings take place every week and that it had nothing to do with Bharti.
Congress Delegation Led by Arvinder Singh Lovely also Meets Jung
A congress delegation led by Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely also met with the Lieutenant Governor earlier, with a plea for legal action against Bharti. The meeting took place hours after Kejriwal's discussion with Jung. The congress delegation said that they demanded LG's intervention, who should also direct the Delhi police to act according to the law.
LG Promises Impartial Probe
The congress delegation claims that their demand for a probe into Bharti's case was welcomed by the LG. Talking to the reporters, Lovely said, "LG has assured that he will see to it that impartial probe takes place. Our support to AAP is on 18 issues, if they drift from any of those issues then will think over withdrawing support".
Lovely's comment is among the clearest stand taken on whether or not the party is willing to withdraw its support for AAP after the infamous Dharna and continued claim by the AAP that Congress is corrupt. Kejriwal in a television interview last week, said that Congress would soon regret supporting his party.
African Women Seek FIR against Bharti
Three other Uganda nationals have come forward seeking FIR against Bharti for his midnight raid, which has met with almost unanimous condemnation from all political parties, Times Now reported.
Kejriwal has been reluctant to take action even after the first Ugandan woman, who was among four women allegedly assaulted by Bharti's team during the night raid, identified Bharti as the man who led the group of AAP workers that barged into her house and attacked them.
"We were attacked on Wednesday night by Indians, who were led by Somnath Bharti. We were harassed and hit with sticks they were carrying. They told us to leave the country or else they will kill us one by one," the woman said.
The women have alleged that they were slapped, molested and subjected to racial slurs by Bharti's men. The vigilante minister is also accused of unlawfully detaining the Ugandan women and forcing them to undergo medical tests.