NEW DELHI: Sandeep Kumar, the minister sacked by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over a sex embarrassment, today said he is being focused "on the grounds that I am Dalit."
He says that a man found in the video and photos with two ladies is not him and has requested an investigation. Mr Kumar called attention to that he is significantly more chunky than the man on tape.
However sources near the 36-year-old former minister informed that the video is concerning six to seven years old, from before Mr Kumar entered public life.
He was a student then, contemplating law, and likely recorded the video and took the photographs himself, the sources said.
Mr Kumar has not been blamed for infringing upon any law. None of the ladies in the video, nor his significant other have whined against him.
Be that as it may, Mr Kejriwal, who AAP says sacked Mr Kumar inside 30 minutes of getting a CD with the video and photographs on it, said today, "we will never at any point trade off on our center qualities. We will like to bite the dust than endure wrongdoings."
In a video message to AAP laborers, Mr Kejriwal said "Sandeep Kumar double-crossed the gathering, he deceived the AAP development and the trust individuals the nation over have rested on AAP. We will never at any point trade off on our center qualities. We will want to pass on, close the gathering or die than enduring wrongdoings."
The Congress' Sharmishta Mukherjee said, "Abhishek Singhvi in a comparable tape case hosted to venture down from all get-together positions, even from parliamentary advisory groups that he was a part of."
Rival parties have called Mr Kejriwal's activity against Sandeep Kumar "harm control." The BJP and Congress held dissents in Delhi requesting Mr Kejriwal's renunciation.
"This is not moral integrity but rather a harm control exercise," said previous AAP pioneer Yogendra Yadav, claiming that Mr Kejriwal just acts against individuals when he can't deny things any longer.
Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has rejected the assertion of political opponents that Mr Kejriwal thought about the video for more than 15 days.