AAP distances itself from Ashutosh’s remarks on Sandeep Kumar

New Delhi [India], Sept. 3 : Distancing itself from the remarks made by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh about sacked women and child welfare minister Sandeep Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said whatever the former said was "his own opinion".

"Whatever Sandeep Kumar did cannot be defended. And, what all Ashutosh said is his own opinion, but the entire party is clear about Sandeep's behaviour," Sisodia told ANI.

"If tomorrow allegations are levelled against me, the same actions would be taken against me," Sisodia added.

Confirming Kumar's suspension from the party's primary membership, Sisodia said, "A probe is going on against him and whatever Sandeep Kumar did is not acceptable." "The entire case has been given to a disciplinary committee and the party will follow the committee's decision," he added.

On Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal decided to sack Kumar after receiving an objectionable CD, adding that the AAP stood for "propriety in public life." Kejriwal attempted to downplay the matter by claiming that the AAP, which is the nation's biggest hope, does not spare willful wrongdoers.

Kejriwal 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.

Kumar, however, denied the allegations on Thursday and played the Dalit card while claiming that the video was fabricated.

To prove the authenticity of the CD, the Delhi Police's Crime Branch has initiated an investigation in the matter.

Source: ANI