Delhi BJP leader suspended after slapping wife at party office


PTI, Sep 20, 2019, 11:48 AM IST

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party’s Mehrauli district chief Azad Singh was seen slapping his wife, an ex-South Delhi mayor, at the party’s Delhi office right after a poll-preparedness meeting with senior leader Prakash Javadekar on Thursday.

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

Party leaders said Singh has filed for divorce from his wife.

The fight happened as soon as they came out of the meeting called by Javadekar, who is in-charge of Delhi BJP for Assembly polls, at the party office on Pant Marg, a senior leader said.

“The duo are involved in a marital discord for many years. It was, however, not expected that they will fight like this openly,” he said.

Singh was removed from the post of Mehrauli district president. Another leader, Vikas Tanwar, was appointed as working president of the district.

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari has ordered a panel to probe the incident.

“Singh has a dispute with his wife and former South Delhi mayor Sarita Chaudhary. He indulged in a fight with her. Javadekar was present in the party office at the time of the incident,” said a Delhi BJP leader, who witnessed the incident.

While Chaudhary was not available for immediate reaction, Singh said he has filed for a divorce from her wife.

“She first abused me and attacked me so I pushed her in self-defence,” Singh said.

Upon trying to reach Chaudhary, someone on the phone claimed that she was visiting a doctor.

“We have not received any complaint from anyone involved in the said incident. Appropriate action will be taken if a complaint is given to us,” an official in the Delhi Police said.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Aussies Hijikata, Kubler win Australian Open men’s doubles

Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Mughal Gardens renamed ‘Amrit Udyan’ to open for public from January 31

Sabalenka beats Rybakina for Australian Open women’s title

Grand inauguration of Kaustubha Residency – hotel & commercial complex at Katapady on Jan 29

Karnataka: Amit Shah takes part in road show in Kundgol, hits out at Cong and JD(S) for dynasty politics

DU forms 7-member panel to probe ruckus outside Arts Faculty over BBC documentary screening

One pilot killed in IAF’s Sukhoi, Mirage aircraft crash in MP


Related Articles More

Attempts being made to create differences among people, ‘mantra of unity’ is ultimate antidote: PM Modi

2 held for cheating people on pretext of selling iphones on discounted rates

BJP releases list of 48 candidates for Tripura Assembly polls

Counsel ‘decourted’ for donning jeans in Gauhati HC

Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Mughal Gardens renamed ‘Amrit Udyan’ to open for public from January 31

MUST WATCH

Villagers election boycott warning for road

Sand art | Malpe Beach Uthsava 2023 | Udupi – Udayavani

Various competitions, activities in Beach Utsava!

Melody King Rajesh Krishnan

Shakalaka Boom Boom Movie Review| |Premier Show Manipal


Latest Additions

Aussies Hijikata, Kubler win Australian Open men’s doubles

Attempts being made to create differences among people, ‘mantra of unity’ is ultimate antidote: PM Modi

2 held for cheating people on pretext of selling iphones on discounted rates

BJP releases list of 48 candidates for Tripura Assembly polls

Counsel ‘decourted’ for donning jeans in Gauhati HC

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.