Delhi, 18 April: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday has expelled Savita Khatri, who was the candidate in MCD elections from Narela ward No.1-N and withdraws her as the party candidate.
The BJP’s move comes after former Aam Aadmi Party minister Sandeep Kumar allegedly ‘campaigned’ for Khatri.
However, she will continue to contest for the Delhi civic polls as the time limit to change the candidate has been over.
Sandeep Kumar, a former minister in the AAP government in Delhi, was sacked from the party last year over a sex tape purportedly featuring him.
The saffron party had yesterday denied that Kumar has campaigned for one of its candidates.
A video clip had recently surfaced purportedly showing Kumar slamming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and extending his support to the BJP candidate from Narela, Savita Khatri.
On Sunday, the Sultanpur Majra MLA was allegedly present in person at Khatri’s rally.
“It’s a well-planned conspiracy of AAP to harm the BJP’s poll prospects at Narela,” Delhi BJP vice-president Rajiv Babbar had said, adding that Kumar was not invited to the rally and he went away after talking to the media.
“AAP volunteers are running a social media campaign to defame our party,” Delhi BJP spokesperson Naveen Kumar added.