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Congress questions AAP’s stand on ex-minister Sandeep Kumar’s CD issue

Congress leader Mukesh Sharma demanded an apology from CM Kejriwal over Ashutoh's remarks, saying that leaders including Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi had "lived with their desires beyond social boundaries".

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Delhi Congress on September 2 questioned the AAP’s stand on the Sandeep Kumar CD issue, a day after party spokesperson Ashutosh said the legislator’s “consensual act” was not wrong and his sacking from the cabinet was aimed at “perception management”.

Congress leader Mukesh Sharma also demanded an apology from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over Ashutoh’s remarks, in a blog, that leaders including Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi had “lived with their desires beyond social boundaries”.

“How could he appear to draw parallel of Sandeep Kumar with luminaries like Gandhi and Nehru? And if the party is now defending Kumar, then why was he removed from the minister’s post? The whole episode has proved AAP’s anti-women mentality,” Sharma said.

In his blog on NDTV, Ashutosh also said that the row over Kumar’s “objectionable” video exposes the “hypocrisy of the society and hollowness of the media” and wondered why the seemingly obvious “consensual act” should create ripples in the media and politics.

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Attempts to contact Ashutosh did not yield any result, as he neither took the calls nor replied to the smses.

His remarks are in stark contrast to Kejriwal’s stand that Kumar’s “wrong act” amounted to “betrayal” of AAP’s core values. The CM also called the sacked minister a “rotten fish”.

Kejriwal has also said that a decision will soon be taken on sacking of Kumar from the party.

First published on: 02-09-2016 at 07:22:27 pm
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