Arvind Kejriwal should resign on moral grounds, says Sheila Dikshit

The former Delhi chief minister accused Kejriwal of "shaming the country" after an "objectionable" CD emerged which showed AAP minister Sandeep Kumar in a compromising position with a woman.

By: PTI | Varanasi | Published:September 4, 2016 12:06 am
Delhi, Delhi tanker scam, Sheila Dikshit, Delhi jal board, Delhi tanker scam Sheila Dikshit, tanker scam Sheila Dikshit, delhi news New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit talks to the media at her residence in New Delhi on Thursday after she was nominated as Congress party’s Chief Ministerial candidate for the upcoming UP Assembly elections. PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist (PTI7_14_2016_000228B)

Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Saturday launched an attack on Arvind Kejriwal over his former cabinet colleague Sandeep Kumar’s alleged sex scandal and asked the Delhi Chief Minister to resign on moral ground.

The former Delhi chief minister accused Kejriwal of “shaming the country” after an “objectionable” CD emerged which showed Kumar in a compromising position with a woman.

She was in the city as part of party’s campaign team under the Congress’ ongoing ’27 Saal, UP Behaal’ slogan.

Dikshit also slammed the remarks of AAP leader Asuthosh, who, while seeking to defend Kumar, had written, “Mahatma Gandhi, JawaharLal Nehru and Atal Bihari Vajpai too allegedly had  relations with other women, which was on the basis of their mutual consent, though such issues in their personal life did not suffer their political career.”

The party’s chief ministerial nominee for Uttar Pradesh elections said the remarks are an “insult to the father of our nation” and asked the Union government to take punitive action against the AAP leader.

Dikshit, along with party state unit chief Raj Babbar and other leaders embarked on campaign march to Azamgarh and Ghazipur district.

Diskhit headed the Yatra to Azamgarh and Raj Babbar to Ghazipur district. They addressed gatherings there.

On their way, the congress leaders paid floral tributes to the martyrs of 1942 movement at ‘Shaheed Smarak’ here at Cholapur in Varanasi.

Asked to comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to Balochistan on his I-Day speech and his Vietnam visit, Dikshit replied in a lighter tone saying, “As he is PM, so no comment.”