Delhi BJP leader slaps ex-mayor’s wife, removed from party post
Delhi BJP leader Mehrauli District President Azad Singh has been removed from his post after he slapped his wife, an ex-South Delhi Mayor, at the party office.
In an embarrassment to the BJP, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has removed party's Mehrauli District President Azad Singh from his post after he slapped his wife, an ex-South Delhi Mayor, at the party office.
The incident took place after a meeting related to upcoming elections with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. Party leaders said the two have been involved in a marital discord for many years.
Singh was removed from the post of Mehrauli district president and a committee was formed to probe the incident on the direction of Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari, party general secretary Rajesh Bhatia said.
"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.