Delhi: 2 years on, AAP still mired in controversy

Two years after a fake degree controversy hit AAP govt, resulting in the suspension of Jitender Singh Tomar, a Bihar University on Monday announced the withdrawal of his law degree

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:March 21, 2017 5:59 am
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Nearly two years after a fake degree controversy hit the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, resulting in the suspension of former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, a Bihar University on Monday announced the withdrawal of his law degree. In June 2015, Tomar was the first minister in the Aam Aadmi Party government to ‘resign’ for allegedly submitting a fake graduation degree.

When these allegations surfaced, the party backed Tomar. But after an RTI was filed in the case, the party set up a three-member Lokpal committee to investigate the matter. On June 10, 2015, Tomar sent his resignation letter to Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal. A few months after this fake degree controversy, another AAP minister had to step down after corruption charges against him came to fore.

In a four-minute-long video clip, former environment, food and civil supplies minister Asim Ahmed Khan was seen demanding Rs 6 lakh for the construction of a building in his Matia Mahal constituency. Incidentally, the party itself released the video which had been recorded over a period of around two months where Khan was negotiating with a builder.

In a third such case, Sandeep Kumar, who was the minister for women and child development, was sacked. The announcement was made by Kejriwal after “objectionable” videos and photographs of the minister cropped up on social media.

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    Dilip
    Mar 21, 2017 at 9:30 am
    AAP is a gunda and badmash party
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    BharatLal
    Mar 21, 2017 at 5:05 am
    Paid news by Jhumla and scamgress. They are against honest party to run the country. People beware.
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    mahendra vihtlani
    Mar 21, 2017 at 5:44 am
    Kejri may loose half or more than half if he tries again.
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    pani thena
    Mar 21, 2017 at 4:39 am
    The myth has busted, all clean party became unclean party, where is the morality still sticking in chair by its boss holding all clean neither he choose clean members nor he is clean to gain seat of PM
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    rajan
    Mar 21, 2017 at 1:18 am
    AAP reveals, BJP conceals the acts of it's legislaturesand Parliamentarians. That's the difference.
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    sk
    Mar 21, 2017 at 3:43 am
    All parties try to conceal as much as possible, but when the issue becomes a hot potato, they are left with no choice but to let go. Whether AAP, or BJP, or Congress, they are all political parties.
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