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AAP suspends Sandeep Kumar from primary membership

Updated: Sep 03, 2016 10:22 IST      
AAP suspends Sandeep Kumar from primary membership

New Delhi [India], Sept.3 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Sandeep Kumar, who was sacked as Delhi minister earlier this week over an objectionable video and photographs, was on Saturday suspended from the party's primary membership.

On Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced the decision to sack Kumar after receiving an objectionable CD. Adding that the AAP stood for "propriety in public life", Kejriwal said that Kumar was being sacked with immediate effect.

Kejriwal attempted to downplay the matter by claiming that the AAP, which is the nation's biggest hope, does not spare will-ful wrongdoers.

The AAP convenor 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.

Kumar, however, denied the allegations on Thursday claiming the video was fabricated and said he was being targeted because he is a Dalit.

"I come from a poor family. The poor are always trapped. Every time we rise, there are conspiracies to crush us. I am being targeted because I have set up a statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar in my house. I am ready for every agni-pariksha (trial by fire)," said the 34-year-old MLA who was elected from Sultanpur Majra.

To determine the authenticity of the CD, the Delhi Police's Crime Branch has initiated an investigation. (ANI)

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Updated: May 01, 2017 01:58 IST     

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Updated: May 01, 2017 01:43 IST     

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Updated: May 01, 2017 01:40 IST     

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Updated: May 01, 2017 01:08 IST     

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Updated: Apr 30, 2017 21:52 IST     

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Updated: Apr 30, 2017 20:58 IST     

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Updated: Apr 30, 2017 20:26 IST     

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