Days ahead of the Delhi municipal polls, the BJP today expelled her Narela ward candidate Savita Khatri and cancelled her candidature for allegedly allowing sacked AAP minister Sandeep Kumar to campaign for her.
Kumar, a former minister in the Arvind Kejriwal government, was sacked from the party last year over a sex tape purportedly featuring him.
"The party will not tolerate any kind of association or connivance with any such element from the AAP," he said.
"There is no place in the party for such persons who may in any way associate with criminal elements," Sahasrabuddhe said.
"Those who do not respect women and people who seek support of such persons, have no place in our party. Such persons never had a place and they will never have it (in the BJP)," he said.
BJP member Shazia Ilmi later said that the party had taken a moral stand.
"I left the party because of bad elements in the AAP, and our party (BJP) did the right thing today. Because of Kumar, Khatri had to pay," she added.
Incidentally, the BJP has fielded only fresh faces in the civic polls due on April 23.
Of the total 272 wards, NDMC and SDMC have 104 seats each while EDMC has 64.
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