Aam Aadmi Party has suspended the sacked minister Sandeep Kumar from party’s primary membership, reported PTI.
“Party is taking action. Whatever Sandeep Kumar has done is wrong. He has been suspended from the primary membership.
The matter has been sent to the disciplinary committee and whatever recommendations will come from it, the party will follow it. But, the PAC has suspended him from primary membership after discussing the issue this morning,” Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
Political Affairs Committee or PAC is the highest decision making body of the party.
This came after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal sacked Kumar “with immediate effect after receiving an objectionable CD.
Announcing the decision, Kejriwal tweeted, “Recd “objectionable” CD of minister Sandeep Kr. AAP stands for propriety in public life. That can’t be compromised. Removing him from Cabinet wid immediate effect.”
Kejriwal had later released a video message saying that Kumar “betrayed” the core values on which AAP will never compromise and hit out at rival parties for their “indifference” in taking action in cases of wrongdoings and corruption.
In a video message, Kejriwal had asserted that he will prefer to die than stray from AAP’s principles, adding the same rule will apply to himself and all other senior leaders.
“Sandeep Kumar betrayed the party, he betrayed the AAP movement and the trust people across the country have reposed on AAP. We will never ever compromise on our core values. We will prefer to die than tolerate wrongdoings,” he said.