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The oath is adminstered to Aam Aadmi Party's Sandeep Kumar, during the Delhi state swearing-in ceremony, on February 14, 2015. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)


Indian women’s minister sacked after ‘sex tape’ emerges

September 1, 2016

Delhi’s minister for women and child development, Sandeep Kumar, was fired on Wednesday night, after a video emerged that allegedly showed him participating in a threesome. The sacking took place within minutes of delivery of a CD of the tape to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from a whistleblower, The Telegraph reported. Kejriwal said Kumar had done a “wrong thing” and failed to observe the fundamental precepts of good governance represented by his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP.) “He has betrayed us,” stated Kejriwal.

“We never try to cover up wrongdoings whenever evidence comes up against our ministers or party workers,” Kejriwal said in a statement on Wednesday.

Kumar, 36, denied being in the video and said he was the victim of a political “conspiracy” because he is a member of the Dalit caste, after the film was leaked to the media and on the internet.

On International Women’s Day last year, Kumar publicly thanked his wife for the “sacrifices” she had made for him, and touched her feet — a highly respectful Indian custom.

Read the full story at The Telegraph.