Sudhir Chaudhary May Face Legal Action For Defaming Delhi Voters after Exit Polls Show Failure for BJP And Victory For AAP in Delhi Assembly Elections 2020
Somnath Bharti (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, February 9: Sudhir Chaudhary, the Editor-in-chief of Zee News, may face legal action for defaming Delhi voters by saying that people of Delhi are not interested in issues of national interest and are favouring the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) even this time. Chaudhary's statement, which he made on his show 'DNA' on Zee News, triggered a row on social media where Twitterati demanded strict action against him. The senior journalist said this after exit polls predicted failure for BJP and victory for the ruling AAP in the recently concluded Delhi Assembly Elections 2020. 

Chaudhary further added saying that people of Delhi are least interested over issues of national interest like Balakot airstrike, abrogation of Article 370 and several other issues hence have chosen AAP over BJP in the national capital.  Aaj Tak/India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll Results For Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: AAP to Win 59-68 Seats.

Somnath Bharti, A lawyer-turned-politician, who one of the leaders who have been with the AAP since the start, took to Twitter and said Chaudhary will be taken to court for defaming Delhi. Bharti said the reporting by the senior journalist has insulted Delhi n everyone living in Delhi. "When same Delhi had given BJP 7 out of 7 MP seats then they were not anti-national, greedy, lethargy etc?? How dare Sudhir Chaudhary abused pple of Delhi just becoz they opted 2 vote 4", Bharti said in a tweet. Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: Hits And Misses of Arvind Kejriwal's AAP.

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Twitterati Fume Over Sudhir Chaudhary's statement:

On Saturday, the poll of exit polls predicted that the ruling AAP is all set to sweep back to power in Delhi while the BJP is likely to gain ground. The IANS-CVoter 'Delhi Tracker' exit poll conducted after voting on February 8 stated that the Aam Admi Party is riding back to power on the back of an impressive performance at the polling booths. The exit polls indicate that the AAP's 'development' plank has ridden over the BJP's 'nationalism' plank.