The Bhartiya Janata Party, Congress and Swaraj Abhiyan on Wednesday took on AAP after the expulsion of Sandeep Kumar over an alleged sex scandal and questioned the party’s candidate selection process.
BJP leader and leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said the AAP doesn’t practice what it preaches.
“I don’t know how and why they claim to be different. This is the third AAP minister they have thrown out in a year after law minister Jitender Singh Tomar and environment and food & supplies minister Asim Ahmed Khan. These three ministers, he (Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal) himself got them out. Whenever an MLA gets caught in sex scandals, corruption or crime against women cases, they blame the police. There is pandemonium going on in a party, which claimed itself as a clean forum,” Gupta said.
The BJP will hold a protest in front of Kejriwal’s residence on Thursday demanding the his expulsion and similar actions against all AAP MLAs with cases against them.
Swaraj Abhiyan leader Prashant Bhushan took to Twitter to attack the CM. “Wah AK Saheb, you appt degree forgers, bribe takers as ministers and then take credit for removing them when caught! (sic),” the former AAP leader tweeted.
Delhi Congress spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee said, “The candidate selection seems to have been done on the basis of some other criteria than what they claim to be their party values. Kejriwal should seriously look into these issues and get thorough background checks done of people getting party tickets,” she said.
Mukherjee added, “It is very surprising that a person, who claims to touch his wife’s feet every morning, gets caught in such allegations. More surprising is why the CM hasn’t taken similar action against Somnath Bharti or six other AAP MLAs with various allegations against them.”