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AAP a party of 'Ali Baba and 40 chors': Congress

Updated: Sep 01, 2016 09:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept.1: Reacting to the removal of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Minister of Child Welfare and Social Sandeep Kumar, the Congress Party has described the party as 'Ali Baba and 40 chors committee' where every other minister or MLA gets removed for wrong reasons.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, yesterday, removed Kumar after receiving 'objectionable' Compact Disk (CD) against him.

"On one hand, AAP was launched claiming to come up with new political system, to come up with clean people, but we have seen so many MLAs or ministers being removed for wrong reasons that itself shows that what a gang of MLAs or the politicians the party has. It clearly exposes the party once again," Congress Leader Shobha Oza told ANI.

The Chief Minister confirmed the decision to remove Kumar on his official Twitter account.

"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 (sic)," tweeted Kejriwal.

Kumar was the youngest minister in Kejriwal's cabinet. He was a member of the AAP. He represents Sultan Pur Majra as a member of the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi.

In October last year, the Chief Minister had sacked Asim Ahmed Khan, who was minister for food and environment. He had been caught asking for bribe.

In June, Jitender Tomar resigned as law minister after he was accused of faking his college degree. He was replaced by Kapil Mishra, who, within two months, was replaced as law minister by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

In December, AAP MLA Somnath Bharti was arrested after he surrendered in connection with the attempt to murder and domestic violence case, filed by his wife. (ANI)