On THE NEWSHOUR, TIMES NOW’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, along with panellists – Nalin Kohli, National Spokesperson, BJP & Advocate; R Rajagopalan, Senior Journalist; Nina Pillai, Columnist; Adv Himmat Singh Shergill, Spokesperson & President, Legal Cell, AAP (Punjab); Hardip Singh Kingra, Former Chairman-Cum-Managing Director, National Scheduled Castes Finance And Development Corporation; Dr. Sumanth C Raman, Political & Sports Commentator; Sanjay Hegde, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court And Saba Naqvi, Senior Journalist – raised the question: ‘consensual’ or ‘betrayal’, Arvind?
In the murky world of sex and politics, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national spokesperson Ashutosh’s blog “The sex was consensual, private act” is really refreshing.
He tells it as it is: common man – sex – privacy. Then he goes a step further and quickly rakes up the persecution syndrome of the AAP: Why us?
The AAP leader wisely reprimands us on scandal-mongering and asks us to raise the quality of our political discourse.
Buoyed by his appeal, I read his blog carefully for pointers to a better conscience but all I gleaned was a list of potential scandals. It turns out that he did not think it worthwhile to discuss the said minister’s (Sandeep Kumar) achievements in his office and the glorious career that overshadows the indiscretion