AAP leader Somnath Bharti’s estranged wife Lipika Mitra said on Monday that she is mulling approaching the court against her husband.

An emotional Lipika said that she had hoped for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s intervention in the issue. “I expected Kejriwal to give me a fair chance and at least listen to me,” she said.

Her press conference, held at the residence of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Barkha Shukla Singh, was interrupted by her mother-in-law Manorama Rani Bharti.

The 70-year-old said she was ready to move to an old age home to keep the couple together. Earlier, Somnath had alleged that Lipika wanted him to leave his mother.

Manorama, along with her counsel, turned up at the venue and said: “I was pained to know that my daughter-in-law is not staying with my son because of me...I am ready to move to an old age home if….(she) can live happily with my son.”

Lipika in her complaint to the DCW on June 10 had alleged harassment by her Manorama too. She also refuted allegations of mistreating Bharti’s mother and said: “If his (Bharti’s) mother denied my entry to her house, how can I be blamed for not wanting to live with his mother?”

Earlier, addressing the media, Lipika accused Bharti of manipulating the spouse details in his affidavit filed during the elections.

“After my complaint to DCW came to light, he (Bharti) asked me if I was working for the BJP or was I being instigated by police,” said Lipika.

She said she wants no “reconciliation” with the former Delhi law minister and instead wants an FIR registered against Bharti.