SOMNATH

  • NHRC directs Delhi government to pay Rs 25,000 each to African women victims of racial prejudice by Somnath Bharti October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Friday directed Delhi Government to pay Rs 25,000 each to 12 African women who were "victims of racial prejudice and unlawful acts" by the then Law Minister Somnath Bharti during his controversial midnight raid in South Delhi's Khirki Extension area in January this...
  • Midnight raid by AAP leader: Delhi Police seeks more time to file final status report August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Police on Saturday sought more time from a court here for filing the final status report in a case pertaining to former Delhi minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti's purported raid on some African residents. "File the final status report in the case on September 10," Metropolitan...
  • Somnath Chatterjee: Speaker should choose LoP even if there is no clear applicable rule July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan should designate a member of the Lower House of Parliament as Leader of the Opposition even if "there is no clear applicable rule", feels one of her predecessors Somnath Chatterjee. "That will also put an end to the fact that Indian Parliament does...
  • HC to frame issues against Kejriwal and Bharti on poll expenses July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday kept two separate election pleas of BJP leaders against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and exlaw minister Somnath Bharti for framing of issues for allegedly exceeding poll expenses limit. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Vijender Gupta and Arti Mehra, who lost the election...
  • AAP accuses BJP of offering bribe to its legislators June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party today accused the BJP of offering money to its legislators for their support in forming the government in the national capital. A party statement said the Bharatiya Janata Party has been trying to lure AAP legislators by offering money and posts for the last few...
  • Somnath Bharti terms NHRC report as biased May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti today termed the NHRC report which indicted him of "racial prejudice", as biased and asked Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to "remove the perception" that shows him in bad light. "You are requested to do the needful and remove the perception of the report...
  • Midnight raid on African women: Court seeks final status report May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A court on Monday issued notice to an Investigating Officer of Delhi Police, probing the former Delhi minister Somnath Bharti's purported raid on some African residents last year, to remain present "in person" with final status report after he failed to turn up. Metropolitan Magistrate Chetna Singh on January...
  • AAP says police biased after FIR against Somnath Bharti in Amethi May 6, 2014

    Amethi: Soon after an FIR was filed against Aam Aadmi Party leaders Somnath Bharti, Pankaj Shukla and 30 to 40 others in Amethi for violation of Model Code of Conduct, Bharti has accused the police of being partisan "since the beginning." "There is no action against attacks on us by Congress...
  • FIR against AAP's Somnath Bharti in Amethi over spat with police May 6, 2014

    Amethi: An FIR has been against Aam Aadmi Party leaders Somnath Bharti, Pankaj Shukla and 30 to 40 other AAP members under the Representation of People's Act in Amethi for violation of Model Code of Conduct. The AAP leaders were involved in a clash on Monday night with the police. AAP...
  • AAP demands removal of SHO of Gauiganj police station in Amethi April 25, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday accused the station incharge of Gauriganj police station of "working for Congress and BJP" and demanded the Election Commission to remove him. AAP leader and former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, while talking to reporters in Amethi, alleged that station incharge of Gauriganj Ratan Singh...
  • AAP demands more election observers, security forces in Varanasi April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday complained to the Election Commission (EC) over the attack on its leader Somnath Bharti in Varanasi on Wednesday and demanded more election observers and security forces to be placed in the city. In a blatant display of muscle power a group of...
  • Kejriwal holds silent protest against attack on Somnath Bharti April 25, 2014

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday held a "silent prayer" at Assi ghat on the bank of Ganges here to pray for "wisdom and good sense" to those allegedly involved in last night's assault on Somnath Bharti. Kejriwal, accompanied by his party colleagues Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh, sat near Assi...
  • Kejriwal lashes out at BJP for attack on Somnath Bharti April 24, 2014

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday lashed out at Narendra Modi over the attack on former Delhi minister Somnath Bharti, questioning if the Gujarat model was about "threatening" people and demanded the immediate intervention of the EC to ensure free and fair polling. Accusing the local administration of not taking action...
  • Is this the Gujarat model where people are attacked, asks Kejriwal April 24, 2014

    Varanasi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is camping in Varanasi, lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday over Wednesday's attack on his party leader Somnath Bharti, Questioning the Gujarat model, Kejriwal asked, "Is this Gujarat model being brought, that those opposing Modi will be threatened, bribed...
  • Live: Modi says will make Varanasi the spiritual capital of India, to file nomination shortly April 24, 2014

    AAP chief Arvind Kekriwal hit out at the BJP for attack on Somnath Bharti. BJP supporters on Wednesday attacked Somnath during the filming of a television show on India TV. The incident took place up at Assi Ghat in Varanasi. Meanwhile, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be filing his...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 23, 2014

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  • News 360: AAP's Somnath Bharti beaten up by BJP wokers in Varanasi April 23, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party supporters beat up Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti during the filming television show on India TV. The incident took place up at Assi Ghat in Varanasi. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was in Varanasi on Wednesday to file his nomination papers. ...
  • Kejriwal's aide Somnath Bharti thrashed by BJP men in Varanasi during a TV show April 23, 2014

    According to latest reports, some BJP supporters on Wednesday brutally thrashed AAP leader and Arvind Kejriwal's aide Somnath Bharti during a show of a news channel. The incident took place at Varanasi. Somnath Bharti's car and his driver were also attacked, initial reports said. Earlier, Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday had filed his...
  • BJP supporters beat up AAP leader Somnath Bharti during a TV show April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: After vitriolic speeches by politicians, the Lok Sabha election campaign has turned violent. In a blatant display of muscle power a group of people claiming to be Bharatiya Janata Party supporters beat up Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti during the filming of a television show on India...
  • Midnight raid: Didn't demand action against Somnath Bharti, says NHRC March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Monday clarified that it has not given any direction to take action against former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti in his infamous midnight raid at Khirki extension. The Commission said it had taken suo motu cognisance of the incident and expected some reports...
  • Midnight raid: NHRC tells police to take action against Somnath Bharti March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: In what can be major trouble for Aam Aadmi Party MLA and former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti, the National Human Rights Commission has directed the Delhi Police to take action against him for his infamous midnight raid at Khirkee extension. The police have been given two months'...
  • Kejriwal dumping issues half-way: BJP March 27, 2014

    BJP on Thursday stepped up its attack on AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal accusing him of dumping issues half-way and running away from answering questions, and said it did not need his advise on the kind of language to be used. Charging Kejriwal with indulging in "hypocrisy" and "politics of convenience", it...
  • AAP workers did not commit any crime: Somnath Bharti March 6, 2014

    The 14 AAP workers arrested for violence outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi were granted bail on Thursday. ...
  • Was ready with resignation in Delhi Assembly: Somnath Bharti February 16, 2014

    Former Delhi law Minister Somnath Bharti said that he was ready with his resignation letter on Friday in the Delhi Assembly. Bharti said, "I would have submitted my resignation if BJP and Congress would have continued with the demand. I wrote my resignation in the House itself. I wanted to...
  • Bharti's midnight raid stalls Delhi Assembly, police to submit report February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress and the BJP stalled the Delhi Assembly on Thrusday demanding the resignation Law Minister Somnath Bharti. Last month, Bharti had attempted a midnight raid at Khirki extension and accused Ugandan women of being involved in drug trafficking and prostitution. The Delhi Police is likely to submit its status...
  • Parliament uproar a matter of gravest concern: Somnath Chatterjee February 13, 2014

    It was a day of the unthinkable as Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal used pepper spray while TDP MP Venugopal Reddy allegedly brandished a knife inside the Lok Sabha. Reacting on the unruly scenes, former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee said that such incidents were a matter of gravest concern. "It...
  • BJP, Congress demand Delhi Minister Somnath Bharti's resignation February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP and the Congress stepped up the attack on Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti for attempting a midnight raid at Khirki extension area in the national capital and demanded his resignation. The Minister is, however, defiant and has refused to apologise. He had earlier said that he...
  • Delhi Police arrests woman who had kept the passports of 3 Ugandan women February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after three Ugandan women gave powerful testimonies alleging that they were forced into an illegal sex racket in the capital's Khirki extension area, the Delhi Police on Friday arrested the Ugandan woman who had allegedly kept the passport of the women in her possession. The Delhi government...
  • Ugandan High Commission staff meets three sex trade victims February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ugandan High Commission on Thursday met the three women victims of sex trafficking, saying that it had provided them papers and was willing to send them back. Sources, however, say that the women cannot leave without permission from the police or a magistrate as they have filed a...
  • People who ran campaign against me should apologise: Somnath Bharti February 5, 2014

    Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who attempted a midnight raid at Khirki extension said he is proud of his actions and people who ran a campaign to malign his name should apologise. Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN, Bharti said, "I feel proud of what I did. I stand by my action....