Kejriwal should resign on moral ground: Sheila Dikshit

Varanasi: Congress leader Sheila Dikshit today launched an attack on Arvind Kejriwal over his former cabinet colleague Sandeep Kumar's alleged sex scandal and asked the Delhi Chief Minister to resign on moral ground.

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.

She was in the city as part of party's campaign team under the Congress' ongoing '27 Saal, UP Behaal' slogan.

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, which was on the basis of their mutual consent, 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.