A delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders met President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday to demand the removal of Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti over his controversial “vigilante raid” against an alleged drugs and sex racket in the Capital last month.

Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that during his 20-minute interaction with Mr. Mukherjee he highlighted the conduct of Mr. Bharti, the “open disrespect for the constitutional and legislative norms of the country” by the Aam Aadmi Party and the foreign funds that the AAP has received.

“We demanded the removal of the Law Minister. His act was totally illegal. He has time and again broken the sanctity of the oath of allegiance and secrecy for the constitution,” said Dr. Vardhan.

The BJP has also asked for a thorough investigation into the “unconstitutional, unethical conduct and doubtful activities” of the AAP and its foreign funding.

“Arvind Kejriwal’s NGO Sampoorna Parivartan and his Minister Manish Sisodia’s NGO Kabir have received huge donations from abroad amounting to millions of dollars,” states the memorandum. “It is mandatory, as per law, for all to inform the Union Home and Finance Ministries about such transactions and furnish complete details of the same. But in this case, no such details were provided even after the authorities asked for it.”

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