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BJP Slams AAP, On FIR Filed Against Somnath Bharti For Misbehaving With TV Anchor

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| November 23 , 2018 , 18:26 IST

AAP MLA, Somnath Bharti abused a woman journalist during a live tv debate on Wednesday. The journalist, who worked for a private tv news channel lodged a fir against the AAP leader in Noida police station.

According to the media reports, the victim said in her complaint "During a live TV debate, the Malviya Nagar MLA, Somnath Bharti, hurled abuses at me and told me to become a prostitute."

"I am a journalist and understand the responsibility while asking questions but he abused me and called me an agent of the BJP. He threatened to get our channel shut down. The kind of words he used for a woman was simply offensive and demeaning," she alleged.

"It is seen in an over two-minute video clip viral on social media, hearing the question, Bharti lost his temper and asked woman journalist to become a prostitute. He also abused her of being an agent and asked her to run a prostitution racket," The FIR said.

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Bjp slammed AAP and its leader Arvind Kejriwal for not taking any action on Somnath Bharti and called them "Anti Aurat Party".

Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science and Technology tweeted in Hindi using the hashtag "Anti Aurat Party" for the AAP. The tweet read, "It's shameful that he (Kejriwal) has time to review movies but not for taking action against the use of filthy language against a female anchor,"