AAP leader Somnath Bharti’s wife has lodged a complaint against him with Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) . He has been accused of domestic violence by his wife Lipika Bharti.
According to Lipika Bharti Bharti has tortured her and children mentally and physically.
Lipika said that Bharti has never supported her in taking care of children and had lied about owing a law firm before marriage.
Bharti has been issued a commission and has to appear before it on 26 June.
DCW chairperson Barkha Singh said that the lady has bruises on her body and Somnath Bharti did not spare even his children. There have been disagreements in the marriage from the beginning due to financial reasons. Lipika works in an MNC and earns a handsome salary whereas Somnath did not draw enough money from his law practice and was financially dependent on her.
Another bone of contention was Lipika’s unsettled equation with her mother in law whom she had eve evicted from their Dwarka residence and then was taken by Somnath Bharti to his Khirki Extension
Somnath has called these allegations of domestic violence and bad treatment of his children as false accusations. He agreed that there were disagreements due to his political career and his mother.
“I cannot leave my mother and motherland”, said Bharti.
Somnath Bharti said that he does not want the relationship to end but is ready for it if his wife believes divorce to be the only solution.
AAP spokesperson Deepak Bajpai said that the party should not be dragged in this because it is a personal issue.
Former AAP leader and now BJP Spokesperson Shazia Ilmi said that now Kejriwal should ensure that Bharti’s wife gets justice and questioned him if Kejriwal will blame BJP even in this issue as he has always accused BJP for everything.