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AAP Indirectly Blames Prashant Bhushan For Sandeep Kumar’s CD

AAP blamed lawyer and former member of AAP Prashant Bhushan for recommending Sandeep Kumar into the party.

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Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo: PTI)

The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday alleged that Prashant Bhushan, whom it had expelled last year, had “approved” the candidature of Sandeep Kumar for the 2015 Assembly polls, triggering a sharp reaction from the top lawyer.

Kumar was sacked from the Delhi Cabinet yesterday after a purported CD having “objectionable” clips of the legislator surfaced.

According to Yogendra Yadav, who was also expelled over allegations of anti-party activities, the real problem was that AAP has “turned into an election machine, pursued ‘success at all costs’.”

AAP leader Ashutosh had earlier dared Bhushan to accept that he had cleared Kumar’s name. “...you should have moral courage to accept you approved Sandeep’s candidature in 2013 assembly elections”, he said.

Swaraj Abhiyan, a forum floated by Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, also put out a statement saying that the scandal involving Kumar was sad, but not surprising.

AAP had not undertaken the exercise of filtering its candidates through a due process even after suggestions, warning and red flags by Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.

A delegation of Delhi BJP met Sandeep Kumar and lodged a complaint against the sacked AAP minister, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, accusing them of “misusing their public authority against women”.

Delhi Police Crime Branch started a probe into the CD showing Kumar in a compromising position with a woman. The CD has been given to Crime Branch on the order of commissioner of police, sources in the Delhi Police said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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