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JD(U) supports AAP’s decision to sack Sandeep Kumar

Sandeep Kumar controversy: JDU leader Ajay Alok said it was Arvind Kejriwal's responsibility to look after the cabinet.

sandeep kumar, aap mla sacked, aap minister sandeep kumar, arvind kejriwal, jdu and kejriwal, jdu sandeep kumar, jdu aap mla, india news AAP MLA Sandeep Kumar denied all allegations against him saying a plot had been hatched against him. (Source: ANI/Twitter)

The Janata Dal (United) on Friday came in support of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for taking action against his ex-cabinet colleague Sandeep Kumar over the alleged sex CD row. “It is true that no one’s character is written on his forehead. Arvind Kejriwal ji is absolutely right. As a Chief Minister, it is his responsibility to look after the Cabinet. As soon as he got to know about it, he sacked the minister,” JD (U) leader Ajay Alok told reporters.

Kejriwal on Thursday attempted to downplay the matter by claiming that the Aam Aadmi Party, which is the nation’s biggest hope, does not spare willful wrongdoers. Kejriwal said that he would prefer to forfeit his party but never tolerate corruption and wrongful activities, as the AAP does not believe in hiding flaws of its members. Commenting on Kumar’s “misdeeds”, Kejriwal said that his former Cabinet colleague has betrayed the party and the people of Delhi.

Kejriwal said that Sandeep Kumar was a “rotten fish” which was immediately removed after its illness came to light. Sandeep Kumar, who was sacked on Wednesday for allegedly featuring in a CD which shows him in a ‘compromising position with two women’, has denied that the person in the controversial video was him and that he was bearing the brunt for being a Dalit and poor.

Demanding an investigation into the matter, Sandeep Kumar said the action taken against him has been foul and dubbed the CD episode as a hoax , asserting that a conspiracy was being hatched against him. “I am paying the price for being a Dalit. I am not the person in that video. Investigation must be done about the video. Like Eklavya was pulled down, people from our community rise when some plot is hatched to destroy us,” said Kumar.

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“The plot was hatched ever since I installed Dr Ambedkar’s statue. It is because I am poor and a Dalit,” he added. A CD featuring Sandeep Kumar was delivered to Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal’s home yesterday at eight in the evening. Half-an-hour later, he tweeted that he was sacking the minister. According to reports, the CD shows Sandeep Kumar in a ‘compromising position with two women’. It also had 11 photographs.

Elected from Sultanpur Majra, 34-year-old Kumar was the youngest minister in Kejriwal’s original cabinet, after the Aam Aadmi Party was voted to power in February 2015. He had won the rural constituency with a margin of 64,439 votes.

First published on: 02-09-2016 at 10:13:55 am
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