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Targetted for being dalit, tweets sacked Delhi minister

By Ians English

New Delhi, Sep 1: Former Delhi Social Development Minister Sandeep Kumar tweeted on Thursday that he was being targetted as he was a dalit and alleged there was a "conspiracy" behind the alleged sex tape to frame him.

"I am a Dalit and I am paying for it. There is some conspiracy against me," Sandeep Kumar tweeted.

Targetted for being dalit:Delhi minister

"Charging and proving anything on people like me with the money power is not a big deal," he said.

"I have got a statue of Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar at my house and I talk about dalits and thats why I am being targetted," Kumar added.

Kumar was sacked from his post on Wednesday by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying he had received an "objectionable" CD on him and there cannot be any compromise with propriety in public life.

Kumar is the third minister who has been removed or forced out of the cabinet by Kejriwal since the formation of the government in February 2015.


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