Free Press Journal

Bharti says media paid by Modi, retracts


New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti Saturday once again courted controversy for his loose remarks in which he accused the media of being bought off by BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi – and then retracted.

“How much have you been paid by Modiji,” Bharti answered when faced a volley of questions over why he was not appearing before the Delhi Commission for Women.

The minister, however, retracted his statement later, saying: “I did not mean that. I apologise if the remarks have hurt anyone.”

Bharti was summoned by the Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) for leading a vigilante group that raided some homes of Ugandan women in south Delhi.