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Delhi MCD polls: Ex-AAP minister Sandeep Kumar campaigns for BJP

Sandeep Kumar
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Delhi, 17 April: The ex-minister of Aam Aadmi Party Sandeep Kumar who was expelled after an alleged sex scandal, is now campaigning for the Bhartiya Janata Party for the Delhi MCD polls.

Kumar who was the SC/ST Welfare and Women and Child Development Minister in the Delhi government was on Sunday seen while door-to-door campaigning for Savita Khatri, BJP candidate from Narela.

He expressed to ABP News, “I am campaigning for Savita Khatri, BJP candidate from Narela and would campaign for all friends from BJP, BSP or Congress”.

However, BJP is stepping aside saying that Kumar had not been called to the campaign. “BJP never invited him for the campaign. BJP Office Bearers & Karyakartas sent him back from rally venue in few seconds,” said Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal S Bagga.

Kumar also hit out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. He said, “Kejriwal is making attempts to befool and mislead the people of the country through his jhaadu (broom, the party symbol)”.

Kumar was arrested on September 3 after a woman complaint of sexual harassment against the ex-Social Welfare and Women and Child Development minister at the Sultanpuri police station in North Delhi, following which a case was filed. The woman had figured in an objectionable video with him.

The MLA from Sultanpur Majra was removed from AAP government on August 31 by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after the sex CD surfaced. He had defended himself saying he has been targeted.

He was granted bail on November 7, 2016, by a Delhi court which directed him not to tamper with the evidence.

 Wefornews Bureau

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