NEW DELHI: Demanding that the women’s commission should probe the sex CD row involving expelled minister for Women and Child Welfare Sandeep Kumar, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday taunted her successor Arvind Kejriwal for claiming that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is a “justice-loving party”.
Dikshit demanded that the women’s commission should intervene into the matter, as Kumar was the third minister whom the Delhi Government relieved for allegedly being involved in a controversy.
Congress’ Uttar Pradesh chief ministerial candidate Dikshit said there is a set procedure that every party follows before taking action against a wrongdoer. However, Kejriwal, like always, flouted those norms and took a decision in flinch.
“Kejriwal took action against him. Whatsoever the reason is, he (Kejriwal) knows everything. First of all, his selection has been of this sort; and he (Sandeep Kumar) is the third minister from his party who got involved in a controversy,” Dikshit said.
“Whatever is the punishment, action must be taken. There is women’s commission, let them decide,” she added.
“He took an action, which is something to be appreciated. But, saying that other parties do not take any action against wrongdoers is unfair, as there is a proper procedure that needs to be followed,” she added.
She further said, “Their (AAP) procedure is of two minutes, but comparing and saying that ‘I am the best and others are not’, according to me, is wrong. Such procedures are not advisable in politics or in public life.”
Dikshit alleged, “There are 20-21 MLAs from his party, who have been involved in one thing or the other. It is your own selection as other parties think before selecting, and you think after the selection.”
AAP sacked Sandeep Kumar yesterday for featuring in a CD, which allegedly shows him in a compromising position with two women. On Thursday, he denied that he was the person featuring in the controversial video, saying he was bearing the brunt for being a Dalit and poor.
Demanding an investigation into the matter, Kumar dubbed the CD episode as “hoax”, while alleging that it was a conspiracy against him.