The Sex Was Consensual, Private Act. Why was Sandeep Kumar removed?

A sex video has surfaced and a party is deeply embarrassed. The party took no time to remove him from the cabinet. A political party which is in the business of perception management, which vouched for the character of its leaders while admitting them as members, had no other option than this. A few months back, an audio clip was sent to us about a minister and the party decided to remove him immediately.

The video clearly shows that both individuals knew each other and consented to sex in a private space away from the public glare. Does that encapsulate into a crime? Does it have to become fodder for media?

Although it is undoubtable that Sandeep Kumar is a public figure, and to be in the public glare one, has to pay a certain price. A public figure can't enjoy many discretions that an ordinary person can. They have the extra pressure to act morally and not give into temptations that would get them into deep waters.

It is befitting to malign the AAP party as it is part and parcel of being in the political game. However, it is difficult to point fingers at these gentlemen because they are influential people. AAP comes under much scrutiny because its in the nascent stages of politics.