Bharti was allegedly attacked by BJP workers during a poll-related programme in Assi Ghat area of the spiritual city.

AAP leader Ashutosh pointed finger at Modi, saying the dreadful attack was a result of the Gujarat Chief Minister’s ‘politics of hate’.

Ashutosh also thanked National Affairs Editor of CNN IBN Bhupendra Chaubey for saving Bhati’s life, simultaneously accusing Modi for fascist policies.

“Attack on Somnath Bharti is result of politics of hate of Modi. Bharti was almost lynched. Thanks to my friend Bhupendra chaube, he is alive,” Ashutosh tweeted on Thursday morning.

“Attack on Bharti should be condemned by all political parties. And all saner elements should in one voice oppose fascism of Modi,” he added,

“Bharti was chased with knives, his driver was beaten, wind screens of car was broken. Thanks chaube for saving him,” he further tweeted.
Ashutosh also raised question marks over the condition of Varanasi at present, saying there is ‘martial law’ in the holy city with money and muscle power running the rule here.

“Today There is Martial Law in Varanasi. Money, Muscle power and security guards all around. Why Modi can't mix with people,” he tweeted.

Ashustosh’s tweets were backed by AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal, who also condemned the shocking attack on Bharti.

The attack on the former Delhi law minister by BJP supporters came on a day when Kejriwal filed his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat from where Modi is his chief rival.

Bharti said he was "shaken" by the attack.

"Modi ji has started his bloody game even before he has filed his nomination. One who is a follower of violent politics has shown a trailer even before nomination. How will the movie be if he comes to power? He will unleash bloodshed for which he is well known," Bharti said.

"Modi ji believes in blood politics....he can go to any extent in his pursuit to become PM," he said in his tweet.
Meanwhile, Kejriwal has begun a silent protest at Assi Ghat area of Varanasi on Thursday to protest against the fatal attack on Bharti.


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