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Sandeep Kumar betrayed AAP, says Arvind Kejriwal attempting damage control

New Delhi: Sandeep Kumar has "betrayed the Aam Aadmi Party and our movement", says Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal about now ex-Women and Child Welfare minister, he sacked last night over an alleged sex scandal.

Kumar had been sacked immediately, both as minister and from the party, Kejriwal said. "If there is any allegation we take immediate action. We will not compromise on that," he said in a video message.

Kejriwal also said that the former minister had been selected to contest the Delhi elections last year after a through check of his antecedents.

Sandeep Kumar, 36, was sacked over a video and photographs that reportedly shows him with two women in compromising position. Kumar, on his part, claimed today that the reason behind being targeted was "because I am a Dalit."

He said its not him in the video but that he has resigned because "I will not let the AAP name be tainted" and that his loyalty to the party remains undiminished.

"I am AAP's soldier now and forever," he said speaking to reporters this morning, while maintaining that he is not guilty of any wrongdoing.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had announced Kumar's removal in tweets last night.