Unlike other parties, we don’t defend our ministers: Kejriwal
Defending his Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his party’s recently sacked minister Sandeep Kumar has 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. AAP is the sole hope of the entire country. He had betrayed their hope,” Kejriwal said in a statement .
Sandeep Kumar was sacked over an ‘objectionable video’ allegedly featuring him with a woman, however he denied that he is in the video and claimed he is being targeted for installing a statue of Dr BR Ambedkar outside his house.
“In a CD received yesterday, Sandeep Kumar was caught doing a wrong thing, and we immediately removed him from the Cabinet,” the Delhi CM said. Kejriwal said that THE AAP never tries to cover up wrongdoings of its leaders.
“If any evidence of wrongdoing was brought against any AAP leader or minister, the party immediately acted on it. This did not happen in other political parties,” he said.
Hundreds of BJP workers on Thursday thronged outside Arvind Kejriwal’s residence and staged a protest there. They demanded action against Sandeep Kumar.
“We didn’t defend his act or tried to justify it, unlike other parties.” He admitted that the morale of the party workers is low as a minister is caught in such an act. “He broke our trust. The party will decide on the matter for further action to be taken,” he said.