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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti helps accident victim, tweets about it

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 31, 2014
First Published: 01:02 IST(31/1/2014) | Last Updated: 02:14 IST(31/1/2014)

Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti’s night-outs continued on Wednesday. Only this time, his action helped someone.

Bharti reportedly helped an accident victim at the IIT flyover late on Wednesday night which he also tweeted about later.

While the man in his early twenties was sent to the AIIMS Trauma Centre, a debate raged on Twitter between those appreciative of Bharti’s intervention and the others wondering why he had to put it out in a tweet.

"It was around 11 pm that Bhartiji and others were going in a car. We saw a man on a scooter hitting the wall at IIT flyover. He tumbled four-five times and landed in the centre of the road. The minister immediately stepped out and helped pull the man away," said an official from Bharti’s office.

The victim named Bharat was sent to the trauma centre in an autorickshaw along with an AAP volunteer. "We called the police and Bhartiji went to see him at the Trauma Centre later," the official added. This time, they did not have a problem with the police. "They arrived with an ambulance shortly after," he said.

Messages blessing Bharti soon started pouring in. "@attorneybharti god bless," tweeted Deepti Sutaria. Others wanted him to be focused and tide over the controversy he created by attempting to ‘bust a sex and drug racket’ in Khirki Extension earlier this month. "their blessing will b there for u always....keeping going with ur gud job without lookg back," tweeted Sumi (@sumisududharm).

However, others criticised him for ‘advertising’ his actions. They questioned him on what he had done to bring reforms in governance and judiciary. "S. Bharti has done good but by Tweeting, did he expecting credit, what about accepting responsibility 4his earlier actions," tweeted Dr Mallikarjun Abrol (@mallikarjun456).

"His ego is on display in all his actions! Silly initiative to fool the people! Zero governance 100% Farzilokpal," DelhiMuse responded. According to records at the AIIMS Trauma Centre, the victim was discharged around 2 am on Thursday after treatment for nasal bleeding.


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