Delhi's Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar, who was sacked by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 31 August over a sex tape scandal, has alleged that he has been suspended because he is a Dalit.
He claimed that he is not even in the video that was being used to defame him. "I am paying price of being a Dalit. I am not in that video. Investigation must be done about video," Sandeep Kumar told the media.
"Like Eklavya was pulled down,when people from our community rise, some plot is hatched to destroy us," he said.
Adding that he was being targeted because he was "poor and Dalit", Kumar alleged that a "plot" was hatched ever since he installed the Dr Ambedkar statue.
"Even ABP says they can't vouch for authenticity of tape. It is media trial. I am from Valmiki community, that's why this plot," he said.
On 31 August, Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to announce that he had sacked the AAP leader after receiving an "objectionable CD."
According to media reports, a CD submitted to Kejriwal purportedly showed the minister in a compromising position with two women and some objectionable photographs.
Kumar represented the Sultan Pur Majra assembly seat of Delhi. He is the third minister to be removed from the Delhi government.
--With ANI inputs