In the light of receiving allegedly “objectionable” evidence against minister of child and welfare and social justice, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sacks Sandeep Kumar with immediate effect.
On Wednesday, a CD was delivered to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s home which had already been leaked earlier in the evening to some TV channels. A nine-minute video on the CD allegedly shows Sandeep Kumar, in what Aam Aadmi Party leaders described as “a compromising position with two women”. It also had 11 photographs.
Earlier this year on International Women’s Day, Sandeep Kumar made news when he claimed he touches his wife’s feet every morning before he begins his day, has created a mockery of his own words.
“Main roz subah inke pair choo kar ghar se nikalta hoon (I touch her feet before leaving the house every morning),” he said, bringing the packed auditorium at Delhi’s secretariat down with a thunderous response.
A meeting was held at the Chief Minister’s Flagstaff Road bungalow, after AAP went into a huddle with top AAP leaders in attendance. Soon after which Kejriwal took to Twitter to announce his decision: “Recd “objectionable” CD of minister Sandeep Kr. AAP stands for propriety in public life. That can’t be compromised. Removing him from Cabinet wid immediate effect.”
For what seemed more like damage control rather than prompt action, Deputy Manish Sisodia, soon gave his piece of mind to the media,”The Delhi CM found an objectionable CD involving Sandeep Kumar. Within half an hour, action was taken. The minister was removed.”
“AAP is a party of ideals. It has a zero tolerance policy towards corruption, scandals… Ministers found taking bribes were removed immediately as soon as it was found. Action will be taken swiftly against any member irrespective of status or position,” he said.
In the 19 months ruling of AAP government in delhi, Sandeep Kumar is the third minister removed by Arvind Kejriwal. He had sacked food minister Asim Ahmed Khan last year for allegedly demanding bribe and law minister Jitender Tomar, who was accused of faking his college degree.
AAP is now being routinely exposed as a party low on scruples that were promised by Kejriwal. His own penchant for alacrity in such matters has been deprived of its novelty and moral underpinnings.
Kejriwal has allegedly proven to accept the moral responsibility for picking up the morally corrupt MLA in the Cabinet.