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MCD polls: Sacked AAP minister triggers row by 'campaigning'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sandeep Kumar, a former minister in the in who was sacked from the party last year over a sex tape purportedly featuring him, has triggered a row by allegedly campaigning for the in the upcoming MCD polls.

The saffron party though has denied that Kumar has campaigned for one of its candidates.


A video clip had recently surfaced purportedly showing Kumar slamming Chief Minister Kejriwal and extending his support to the candidate from Narela, Savita Khatri.

Yesterday, the Sultanpur Majra was allegedly present in person at Khatri's rally.

legislator Alka Lamba hit out at the for "inviting" Kumar to campaign for its candidate.

"has been defaming by taking Kumar's name on radio (commercials). Now, they are even using him in their campaign," she alleged on Twitter.

denied the charge saying Kumar was not invited by the party for campaigning and alleged that it was the which had "hatched a conspiracy" to defame the saffron party.

"It's a well planned conspiracy of to harm the BJP's poll prospects at Narela," said vice-president Rajiv Babbar, adding that Kumar was not invited to the rally and he went away after talking to the media.

"volunteers are running a social media campaign to defame our party," said spokesperson Naveen Kumar.

"We have lodged a police complaint in this regard," he added.

Kumar was removed from the cabinet by Kejriwal in August, 2016.

Subsequently, he was arrested on a complaint from a woman after a video clip surfaced purportedly showing her in a compromising position with Kumar.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 22:07 IST
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