Primary membership of Delhi’s Minister involved is sex CD suspended by AAP

Photo of Delhi's former Social Welfare and Women and Child Development Minister Sandeep Kumar.

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Admi Party (AAP) today suspended primary membership of its Minister Sandeep Kumar, who was sacked after his involvement in sex CD video emerged.

AAP’s Delhi convener Dilip Pandey told media persons, “In a high-level meeting held on Saturday morning, the party suspended primary membership of Sandeep Kumar.”

He added that further decision on terminating him from the party will be taken later.

The AAP on Wednesday night sacked former Social Welfare and Women and Child Development Minister Sandeep Kumar after a video emerged showing him in an “objectionable position” with a woman.

Sandeep Kumar defended himself on Thursday, saying he had resigned on his own and that he had been targeted because he was a Dalit.

In a bid to rebut the charge and accusations from elsewhere, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said he was “very pained” by what Sandeep Kumar did, which led to his sacking on grounds of morality even as the dropped minister alleged a conspiracy against him because he was a Dalit.

Thoughtful looking Kejriwal in a video message said he would prefer to die rather than deviate from the AAP’s principles.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress slammed the AAP over the alleged sex scandal.