Ahmedabad, Jan. 25: Reacting to the criticism received by Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti for making a derogatory comment on a reporter, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Spokesperson Ashutosh on Saturday said that the whole matter should be closed as Bharti had apologized for his statement.
“Somnath Bharti has apologized for his statement, and the matter should be closed now,” said Ashutosh.
“Although what Bharti said was wrong, the media should also think why they are doing negatively publicity for AAP. Suddenly media has gone against our party,” he said.
He further said that Delhi Chief Minister had made the right statement by saying that Bharti’s remark was wrong.
“Arvind Kejriwal is right on his point as we never subscribe to any indecent statement,” he added.
On being questioned by a reporter today, as to whether he was planning to resign from the post of the Delhi law minister on moral grounds, Bharti asked, “How much money were you paid by Modiji?”
Bharti later apologized for his remark later stating that he did not mean to hurt anyone and that he was being misinterpreted.
Delhi Chief Minister on Saturday said that it was extremely wrong on the part of Bharti to have said something like that to the media.
“It was extremely wrong on the part of Bharti to have said something like this to the media and he should not have said this,” said Kejriwal.
“I would also like to request the media not to follow him everywhere. I am not justifying his statement, but the media people were not letting Bharti’s car move,” he added.
BJP leader Vijay Goel on Friday met the Lt. Governor to demand the resignation of Bharti for his vigilante-style action against Ugandan women during a night raid in the capital.
BJP leaders also protested at 14 different places of the national capital on Friday, demanding Bharti’s resignation.
Yesterday the Supreme Court issued notice to Central Government and Delhi Government on Kejriwal’s recent protest and has asked for reply in next six weeks.
The notice was issued during a hearing of Public Interest Litigation (PIL), which was filed by lawyer, M.L. Sharma, against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over their protest outside the Railway Ministry, which amounted to a breakdown of the constitutional machinery. (ANI)