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Watch: Arvind Kejriwal says unlike other parties AAP does not defend its corrupt ministers

Catch Team | Updated on: 1 September 2016, 14:30 IST

A day after sacking Delhi's Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar, over a sex tape scandal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 1 September released a video message asserting that his party had wasted no time in taking action against his party leader who was seen "doing wrong things" in a CD.

Expressing disappointment over the entire episode, Kejriwal affirmed that his party would not tolerate any irregularities and would take immediate action against the person regardless of the post he holds.

"I was extremely saddened to see the video. Currently, Aam Aadmi Party is the only sole hope of the entire country. Sandeep Kumar has cheated that hope," Kejriwal said.

"We have sacked him from the cabinet with immediate effect. We will soon have a party meeting to take a strict action against him," he added.

Trying to put his party on a higher moral ground, Kejriwal took this opportunity to unleash attacks on the opposition parties claiming that his party was much efficient than the other parties in taking action against its ministers. He asserted that unlike other parties, his party did not aim to defend party leaders of his party despite possessing enough evidence against them.

In fact, he went on to name BJP leaders including Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje saying that the BJP went on to defend them despite of number of charges against their minister.

He also accused Congress of defending Captain Amrinder Singh.

"It is have proven that Amrinder Singh holds a numebr of Swiss bank account. But Congress did not sack him, instead made him the Punjab Chief. Aam Aadmi party is the only party to take immediate action against corruption. We do not support corruption in any way," Kejriwal said in the video message.

He concluded saying that even if Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is caught doing "wrong things" he will not be spared.

Meanwhile, Sandeep Kumar, alleged that he has been suspended because he is a Dalit.

According to media reports, a CD submitted to Kejriwal purportedly showed the minister in a compromising position with two women and some objectionable photographs.

Watch the entire video message here:

First published: 1 September 2016, 14:30 IST