AAP MLA Somnath Bharti was arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli on Monday. He was arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks against CM Yogi Adityanath. This came shortly after a man threw ink at the AAP leader as he was leaving a guest house. The events were slammed by AAP, which alleged that Bharti was first attacked and then framed. Bharti had reached Rae Bareli on Sunday night to inspect its state-run primary schools. He was stopped by the police when he was leaving the guest house on Monday morning. The MLA from Delhi's Malviya Nagar has been sent to 14-day judicial custody by a court in Sultanpur.
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Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Delhi's Malviya Nagar, Somnath Bharti has been sent to 14-day judicial custody by a court in Sultanpur. He was arrested in connection with his alleged remarks on hospitals and government in UP. Somnath Bharti's advocate Santosh Kumar Pandey said, "An FIR was lodged under IPC 153 and 505, in both these sections, there is punishment up to 3 years. We requested the court to reject the demand but the court denied. He has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days."
Black ink was thrown at Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti on January 11 in Raebareli. Bharti was headed to inspect government schools in the district when the attack took place. An FIR has also been registered against Somnath Bharti in Amethi for his alleged derogatory statement about the condition of hospitals in Uttar Pradesh. The alleged right-wing activist was upset with Bharti's remark and also lashed abuses at him. Bharti also got involved in a heated argument with police officials when an alleged right-wing activist threw ink on him. After the incident, Bharti was detained in the guest house itself. The youth who threw ink on Bharti managed to escape.
The AAP on Wednesday won four of the five civic wards in Delhi in a bypoll, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserting that people were desperate to bring the party to power in the three municipal corporations in the national capital. The AAP, however, suffered a shock defeat in the minority-dominated Chauhan Bangar ward, where Chaudhary Zubair Ahmad of the Congress defeated the party's candidate Mohammad Ishraq Khan by a whopping margin of 10,642 votes. "The results are an indication of what kind of outcome is expected next year in the civic body polls. We are waiting for it and will make the city neat and clean," Delhi CM Kejriwal said in an address at the AAP office on DDU Marg, where he reached to celebrate the victory with party workers. Watch the full video for more details.
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After Aam Aadmi Party wins 4 of 5 seats in Delhi Civic bypolls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that people are happy with AAP's 6-year work and upset with BJP's 15-year work in MCD. "It shows that people are happy with AAP's work. In 2015 we won 67/70 seats, in 2020 we won 62/70 seats and now in MCD by-polls, by giving us 4/5 seats, people want us to continue. While BJP's 0 seats show they're upset with them," said CM Kejriwal while addressing AAP workers at party office.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a Covid shot this morning at Delhi's AIIMS hospital, becoming the first beneficiary in the second phase of nationwide vaccination against the coronavirus. PM Modi took a dose of the home-grown Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS in New Delhi. PM Mod also appealed to all those who are eligible to get inoculated. Sister P Niveda, from Puducherry, administered Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN to the prime minister, as per sources. “Took my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS. Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against Covid-19,” PM Modi tweeted after taking the vaccine shot. “I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India Covid-19 free!” he said. The prime minister also posted a picture of himself taking the first dose of the vaccine in which he is seen sporting a Assamese 'gamocha' and getting inoculated with a smile on his face. Watch the full video for more.
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Ailing Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was airlifted to Delhi from Jharkhand's Ranchi. He was brought in the national capital's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on January 23. Lalu Yadav was referred from Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on the advice of state medical board.