Delhi’s Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar was on Wednesday sacked by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after receiving an ‘objectionable’ CD in which he was purportedly shown in a compromising position with a woman.
The decision to remove the 36-year-old minister was taken at a high-level meeting attended by top AAP leaders and the announcement was made by Kejriwal himself through a tweet.
“Received ‘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,” Kejriwal tweeted on Wednesday.
However, Former Delhi Minister on Thursday alleged that he was being targeted under a “conspiracy” as he was a dalit and demanded a probe into the issue.
“This is a conspiracy against me as I belong to Valmiki Samaj. There should be a probe into this matter. I am very hurt by watching the video on television. There is no authenticity of this CD. Authenticity should be checked,” he told reporters at his residence.
Here is what Kejriwal in his live conferance said:
— In a CD received yesterday, Sandeep Kumar was caught doing a wrong thing, & we immediately removed him from the Cabinet: CM Arvind Kejriwal
— Party will soon take action against Sandeep Kumar (who is removed from cabinet), will hold a meeting: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal