The Aam Aadmi Party suspends Sandeep Kumar From primary membership. The 36-year-old MLA was trapped in the controversy over an ‘objectionable CD’ which shows the MLA in a “compromising position with two women”.
Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday removed his Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar, saying that he had received an “objectionable CD” on him and there cannot be any compromise with propriety in public life.
On Thursday, Sandeep Kumar defended himself, saying he had resigned on his own and that he had been targeted because he was a Dalit.
In a bid to rebut the charge and accusations from elsewhere, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said he was “very pained” by what Sandeep Kumar did, which led to his sacking on grounds of morality even as the dropped minister alleged a conspiracy against him because he was a Dalit.
The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slammed the AAP over the alleged sex scandal.
Sandeep Kumar is the third minister removed by Kejriwal in the 19 months that AAP has ruled Delhi. He had sacked food minister Asim Ahmed Khan last year for allegedly demanding bribe and law minister Jitender Tomar, who was accused of faking his college degree.