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AAP slams ‘objectionable’ posters of Sandeep with party symbol in Goa

india Updated: Sep 05, 2016 12:14 IST
Sandeep Kumar

Congress workers burn the effigy of AAP leaders after Delhi MLA Sandeep Kumar was sacked from the Arvind Kejriwal government.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

The Aam Aadmi Party in Goa has said it will file a police complaint after “”objectionable” posters with the party election symbol and showing sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar came up across the state.

Sandeep, an MLA from Sultanpur Majra in Delhi, was arrested last week on the complaint of a woman who purportedly figured in an “objectionable” CD with him. He was also suspended from AAP after the scandal.

His posters were put up in Panaji, Margao, Ponda, Vasco and Mapusa markets besides other prominent places in Goa with “AAP for Women Empowerment” written on it.

The picture of broom, which is AAP’s symbol, has also been displayed on the posters.

“I suspect BJP behind such acts. BJP rules and governs the state (Goa). They should see to it that proper inquiry is conducted into such acts,” said AAP Goa Convener Walmiki Naik in Panaji.

The party will file a formal police complaint, Naik said.

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“AAP condemns such cheap tactics. We won’t mind people criticising our developmental work or policies but someone stooping down to such a level is unexpected,” he said.

He said the resorting to putting up such posters “is the worst example of politics”.

AAP has began ground work in Goa for the upcoming Assembly elections where they will contest all the 40 seats.

Sandeep, who is being interrogated by the police, has claimed innocence in the matter.

The former women and child development minister has been booked on charges of rape, transmission of material containing sexually explicit act and taking illegal gratification.

In her complaint, the woman alleged that around 11 months ago, she was raped by him when she had gone to his office in outer Delhi’s Sultanpuri seeking help to obtain a ration card.

Sandeep was removed from the AAP government on August 31 by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after the CD purportedly showing him in compromising position with the woman surfaced.