Congress protested against Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh’s blog and the Delhi Government
New Delhi, Sep 05: Congress on Monday protested against Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh’s blog and the Delhi government for his comparison of tainted ex-Minister Sandeep Kumar with Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
On Sunday, the Congress had alleged that a “shameful” Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was exposed post the arrest of Kumar in the sex CD case and wondered whether Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal would now initiate action against his party colleague Ashutosh over his blog defending his colleague.
Defending Kumar, Ashutosh had earlier in a blog said, “Indian history is full of examples of our leaders and heroes who had lived with their desires beyond social boundaries.”
Ashutosh also went on to question the intentions of some television news channels that aired the footage of the alleged sex tape. He also pondered why India, as a country, never questioned “its leaders about what they do or have done in their private moments”.
The AAP, however, later distanced itself from Ashutosh’s views while describing his comments to be personal. “In AAP, there is zero tolerance on any charge about character, corruption and crime. If there are such charges against me, similar action will be taken, as has been done in case of Kumar,” said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
The Delhi Police on Friday had registered an FIR against Kumar after which he was arrested late in the evening. The action came after the woman, who featured in the sex CD, turned up at the Sultanpuri Police Station and accused the ex-AAP minister of raping her. The woman in her complaint said that she had approached Kumar for a ration card and was trapped.
Claiming that the incident took place 11 months ago, the woman alleged that he took her to a place, which she can’t recall, gave her a drink laced with sedatives and raped her. The lady also said that she was unaware that she was being filmed.
With Agency Inputs.