Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Saturday asked Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to resign on moral ground over his former cabinet colleague Sandeep Kumar’s alleged sex scandal.
She asked for Kejriwal’s resignation while she was in Varanasi as part of party’s campaign team under the Congress’ ongoing ‘27 Saal, UP Behaal’ slogan.
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.
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, 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.