The fallout of sex CD involving the sacked Aam Aadmi Party minister, Sandeep Kumar, reached a new low on Monday night as two AAP MLAs left no stone unturned on India Today TV in heaping insults on each other.
AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj and MLA Devinder Sehrawat were on India Today as panel members for a debate on ‘AAP In Turmoil.’ Among those who were also taking part were the sacked AAP Punjab convenor, Sucha Singh Chotepur, Congress’ Shramistha Mukherjee and BJP spokesperson RP Singh.
Sehrawat once again raised the issue of ‘sexploitation’ of ticket-seeking women allegedly by AAP leaders in Punjab. Angry Bhardwaj challenged his party colleague to resign from the party and seek a fresh mandate implying that he may not be able to win this time around.
“If Colonel Sehrawat has problems with AAP, then he should resign and contest fresh elections,” said Bhardwaj.
The heated exchange did not stop here. Sehrawat shot back saying that Bhardwaj had no business to decide on his future course of action.
Questioning the timing of Sehrawat’s allegations just ahead of Punjab elections, Bhardwaj also accused his party colleague of working at the behest of AAP rivals, mainly the BJP.
The Greater Kailash MLA reminded Sehrawat how Shazia Ilmi and Vinod Kumar Binny too had turned rebellious against Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, but they later went on to join the BJP.
Sehrawat, who had earlier spoken out against the manner in which AAP had sacked Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, had recently written to Kejriwal saying that the situation was getting indefensible and disgraceful and action needed to be taken to remove “rotten elements”.
He said “justifications” put forth by Ashutosh for Kumar’s conduct were not “as per the acceptable value systems”.
Sehrawat had also hit out at AAP’s Delhi unit convener Dilip Pandey, questining his conduct and said there were disturbing reports from Punjab.
“Now the situation is getting indefensible and disgraceful. Action needs to be taken to remove rotten elements. Justifications put forward by Ashutosh are not as per the acceptable value systems,” he wrote to the Delhi Chief Minister, who is also the party chief.
“I saw disturbing reports about women being exploited in Punjab in return of or promise of tickets. I am meeting people in Chandigarh to check the position on ground..
“Dilip Pandey is doing same in Delhi…,” Sehrawat said.
He alleged a coterie is damaging the party. Asked who he was referring to, he named Ashutosh, party Punjab unit in-charge Sanjay Singh and Dilip Pandey.