Swati Maliwal defends sacking of AAP minister, says “such people don’t deserve to be minister”


Delhi Commission for Women chief, Swati Maliwal, has justified the sacking of the AAP minister, Sandeep Kumar, in connection with the emergence of a sex tape involving him and two women.

Maliwal said, “Acts of Sandeep Kumar shocking and unfortunate. Such people don’t deserve to be Minister, yet alone WCD Minister! Good Govt has sacked him. (sic)”

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Wednesday sacked his cabinet minister Sandeep 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.”

Sources said the CD purportedly showed Kumar, also Women and Child Development Minister, in a compromising position with a woman.

“The CD came to us half-an-hour back. We saw the CD and took the decision to sack him immediately. AAP has zero tolerance for crime and corruption,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters tonight.

Kumar represents Sultanpur Majra constituency. He is the second AAP minister to be sacked after Asim Ahmed Khan who was Minister for Food and Supplies. .

Sources said the decision to sack Kumar was taken at a hurriedly convened meeting of AAP’s Political Affairs Committee at Kejriwal’s residence.