AAP suspends Sandeep Kumar over ‘objectionable CD’ row
The Aam Aadmi Party has suspended former minister Sandeep Kumar after a CD showing him in a compromising position with two women kicked off controversy.
However, Sandeep has denied that he is in the video and claimed he is being targeted for installing a statue of Dr BR Ambedkar outside his house.
Kumar, who handled the Women and Child Welfare ministry in the Delhi government, was earlier sacked from the Cabinet.
The 36-year-old MLA from Sultanpur Majra said: “Like Eklavya was pulled down, when people from our community rise, some plot is hatched to destroy us.” He also said that “plot was hatched” ever since he installed Dr. Ambedkar’s statue and it was happening because “he is poor and Dalit”.
Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal, defending his party, on Thursday said his party’s recently sacked minister Sandeep Kumar had betrayed the Aam Aadmi Party’s movement. He said: “We didn’t defend his act or tried to justify it, unlike other parties.”
“Sandeep Kumar has betrayed the entire movement. The AAP is the sole hope of the entire country. He had betrayed their hope,” Kejriwal said in a statement.
Delhi Police Crime Branch has constituted a special team to investigate the “objectionable” CD controversy. A delegation of Delhi BJP leaders on Thursday met Delhi Police commissioner Alok Kumar Verma and lodged a complaint against the sacked AAP minister, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, accusing them of “misusing their public authority against women”.