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Kiran Walia taunts 'farishta' Kejriwal, says Delhiites hanging heads in |sham

Updated: Sep 01, 2016 11:27 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept.1 (ANI): Taking on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi Government, Congress leader Kiran Walia on Thursday said an ordinary citizen is presently hanging his head in shame courtesy the fresh controversy surrounding women and child welfare minister Sandeep Kumar, who has been sacked after an 'objectionable' CD was found against him.

Speaking with ANI, the former Delhi women and child welfare minister said that she "feels very sorry and embarrassed about the government" in Delhi.

"A person, who is a woman minister, becomes a womaniser. The person, who is supposed to protect the women's rights, respect and identity, has been playing around with women. Sandeep Kumar should know that he has closed every program run by his government which had received such good response from the people," Walia said.

"I feel very sorry and embarrassed about the government we have. An ordinary citizen is hanging his head in shame. Now, Mr. Kejriwal, who believes in democracy, should ask for referendum and ask people that should they continue in governance or not. He will know how the people feel," she added.

The Congress leader further said that Kejriwal has been in news only for the reasons where there has been some grave crime committed by his ministerial colleagues and MLAs.

"What is actually happening is the number of his Cabinet colleagues which have been reshuffled almost three times... This particular incident is so shameful for the city as well as for the country," she said.

"All that he said at Ram Lila Ground that I have tested every person whom I am going to give ticket, I am not like the good old parties, I am going to bring a change, I am the angel sent by God, and this is the 'farishta' Delhi has seen," she added.

A CD featuring Sandeep Kumar was delivered to Kejriwal's home yesterday. Half-an-hour later, he tweeted that he was sacking the minister.

According to reports, the CD shows Kumar in a 'compromising position with two women'. It also had 11 photographs.

"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.

Meanwhile, the AAP claimed that it had set high standards of probity in public life by taking quick action against Kumar.

"AAP is a party of ideals. AAP has a zero tolerance policy towards corruption, scandals," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.

"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 told the media.

Elected from Sultanpur Majra, 34-year-old Kumar was the youngest minister in Kejriwal's Cabinet after the AAP was voted to power in February 2015. He had won the rural constituency with a margin of 64,439 votes.(ANI)