Aam Aadmi Party’s national executive began a meeting at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Thursday to discuss the internal matters of the party. Former Delhi law minister and party legislator Somnath Bharti’s case is also on the agenda, party sources said.
A party source said, “All internal matters of the party are taken up in the national executive meet. Issues related to Somnath Bharti will also be discussed during the meet.”
Kejriwal tweeted on Wednesday that Bharti should surrender to police and that by “running away” from arrest “he is becoming (an) embarrassment for the party and his family”.
The chief minister said in the tweet,”Somnath should surrender. Why is he running away? Why is he so scared of going to jail? Now he is becoming embarrassment for party n his family,”
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Bharti in a domestic violence case filed by his wife Lipika Mitra. The court said Bharti was “not only violent and outrageous at home, but also before the public at large”.
He was named in an FIR filed by his wife Lipika Mitra who accused Bharti of physically abusing her since their marriage in 2010. She claimed he used to beat and torture her and once even tried to kill her.