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'Under fire' AAP says can't take guarantee of all

Updated: Sep 01, 2016 12:53 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 1 (ANI): Amid sharp criticism from the opposition over the controversy surrounding former AAP minister Sandeep Kumar with regard to an 'objectionable' CD, PWD Minister Satyendra Jain on Thursday came to the defence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and said the ruling party cannot take guarantee and promise that everyone will not be at fault.

"There are about 120 crore people in India. We select our party candidates very carefully despite that Arvind Kejriwal had said that he cannot take the guarantee of anyone. He also said that action would be initiated against those who indulge in wrongdoings and he has proved the same," Jain told ANI here.

"As soon as he came to know about the incident, he took action within 30 minutes and sacked him.The time we got the CD that very moment we took action. We are not like BJP," he added while asserting that the AAP does not indulge in hypocrisy.

A CD featuring 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.

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

"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)

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