Source: News Bharati English05 Sep 2016 11:07:39

New Delhi, Sept 5: Several Congress leaders on Monday staged ‘silent protest’ against journalist-turned-politician Ashutosh and Aam Adami Party for his barbs against Mahatma Gandhi, Pt. Nehru and other leaders.

Following the AAP Minister Sandip Kumar involvement in a sex scandal and the exposure of a CD of this scandal, Ashutosh had written a post in his blog shamelessly comparing the tainted minister with Mahatma Gandhi, Pt. Nehru, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya, George Fernandez and others.

Congress on Sunday said that the shameful AAP stands fully exposed following the arrest of Sandip Kumar in a sex CD scandal and shameless comparison by Ashutosh. The Congress wanted to know whether the AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal would take stringent action against them.

Defending Kumar, Ashutosh had earlier in a blog said, "Indian history is full of examples of our leaders and heroes who had lived with their desires beyond social boundaries."

Ashutosh also went on to question the intentions of some television news channels that aired the footage of the alleged sex tape. He also pondered why India, as a country, never questioned "its leaders about what they do or have done in their private moments".

Though the AAP distanced itself from Ashutosh’s views and described them as his ‘personal’. We will not tolerate any such activity that would cast aspersion on leaders’ character, said Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police on Friday had registered a FIR against Kumar after which he was arrested late in the evening. The action came after the woman, who featured in the sex CD, turned up at the Sultanpuri Police Station and accused the ex-AAP minister of raping her. The woman in her complaint said that she had approached Kumar for a ration card and was trapped.

Claiming that the incident took place 11 months ago, the woman alleged that he took her to a place, which she can't recall, gave her a drink laced with sedatives and raped her. The lady also said that she was unaware that she was being filmed.