Delhi’s Social Justice and Women and Child Development minister Sandeep Kumar is the second senior Aam Aadmi Party leader the party has purged in the recent days after the party’s Punjab chief Sucha Singh Chottepur.
Chhotepur was removed as AAP’s Punjab convener after a video clip surfaced showing him accepting money for allotting tickets. Sandeep Kumar was sacked after a CD surfaced allegedly showing him in compromising position with a woman.
On their parts, both have tried to play the victim card. Chhotepur has said he will not leave AAP on his own as the purported clip is a conspiracy to defame him. Sandeep Kumar has said that he is not in the clip and he is being targeted because he is Dalit.
Well, whatever be the truth, something that will only come out after a thorough probe. The important thing is the message that such acts convey – that AAP is losing fast on its ‘zero tolerance’ for corruption promise.