MCD Election 2017: Sacked AAP Minister Sandeep Kumar Allegedly Backs BJP Candidate

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MCD Election 2017: Sacked AAP Minister Sandeep Kumar Allegedly Backs BJP Candidate

Delhi MCD Elections 2017: Sacked AAP leader Sandeep Kumar allegedly campaigned for a BJP candidate.


New Delhi:  In September last year, AAP leader Sandeep Kumar, then the Women and Child Welfare Minister in Arvind Kejriwal's cabinet, was caught in a sex scandal leading to his sacking and arrest. This, after a video tape purportedly featuring him surfaced, And now, less than a week before the Delhi civic elections, the leader has been featured in yet another video in which he is supporting a BJP candidate.

The AAP leader seems to have shifted loyalties ahead of the April 23 MCD polls after triggered a row by allegedly campaigning for a BJP candidate,

The BJP, however, has denied this. 

Recently, the video surfaced in which the AAP leader apparently makes negative remarks about Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and supports a BJP candidate from a north west Delhi seat, Savita Khatri from Narela.

On Monday, Mr Kumar was allegedly present at the BJP candidate's rally. The Aam Aadmi Party attacked the BJP BJP for "inviting" Mr Kumar to campaign for its candidate.

"BJP has been defaming AAP by taking Kumar's name on radio (commercials). Now, they are even using him in their campaign," Alka Lamba alleged on Twitter.

The BJP said it was the AAP which had "hatched a conspiracy" to defame the saffron party.

"It's a well-planned conspiracy of AAP to harm the BJP's poll prospects at Narela," said Delhi BJP vice-president Rajiv Babbar. 

The Delhi BJP spokesperson blamed the AAP for "running a social media campaign to defame" BJP. "We have lodged a police complaint in this regard," said Delhi BJP spokesperson Naveen Kumar.

Sandeep Kumar, a legislator from Sultan Pur Majra in North West Delhi, was arrested last year after a woman who was seen in the video, complained of sexual harassment.

(With inputs from PTI)


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