New Delhi: Ink was thrown on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti on Monday, allegedly by a right-wing activist during his visit to Uttar Pradesh. The incident took place in Amethi where he had previously made a controversial comment regarding the condition of hospitals in the state.Also Read - LIVE IND vs SA Live Cricket Score 1st ODI, Today Live Match Latest Updates: Kohli, Dhawan Depart As South Africa Make A Strong Comeback
The AAP leader had reached Rae Bareli on Sunday night to inspect some government schools. Also Read - #ZeeNewsOpinion Poll: Yogi Adityanath Emerges As Most Preferred Choice For Chief Minister
Following the incident, Bharti got into a heated argument with police officials over his visit to the city. He was detained in the guest house and stopped from moving out of the guest house by the police on Monday. Meanwhile, the youth who threw ink on Bharti managed to escape. Also Read - Zee Opinion Poll For UP’s Rohilkhand: BJP Likely to Win 19-21 Seats, SP May Get 3-7 Seats
An FIR has been registered against Bharti in Amethi for his alleged derogatory statement about the condition of hospitals in Uttar Pradesh. The police spokesman, however, did not say whether Bharti had been arrested.
AAP MP Sanjay Singh, meanwhile, said that dictatorship in Uttar Pradesh was reaching a crescendo and efforts are being made to browbeat AAP leaders who raise questions on the poor conditions of health and education facilities in the state.