Life is so hard and can teach tough lessons at any time. Ritu Verma is a classic example of this hard fact. She is the wife of the former Delhi Cabinet minister Sandeep Kumar. Her husband was quite close to Arvind Kejriwal since the days of Anna movement. He had lost the Delhi Assembly Election held in December, 2013. But, one and half year later, he won from Sultanpur Mazra by a margin of whooping 64,000 votes. Arvind Kejriwal preferred Sandeep over Rekha Birla and made him cabinet minister giving him all important portfolios of Women and Child Development as well as SC/ST Welfare. Sandeep had become the young Dalit face of the party. He was clean and hard working. Naturally, Ritu Verma was thanking her stars because all of sudden she had become a high profile miss of Delhi.
|Sandeep Kumar with Ritu|
Ritu Verma came to the lime light on March 8, 2015 when Sandeep Kumar was delivering speech in the auditorium of Delhi Secretariat. That was International Women’s Day. Sandeep amidst thunderous applause told the crowd that he is indebted to Ritu adding that he touches her feet every morning for the sacrifices she had made. The world naturally admired his public display of love and respect for Ritu on that auspicious day.
Ritu Verma was born and brought up in Delhi. She belongs to a very rich family and her father has a palatial home in the posh Defense Colony.
Sandeep met Ritu in Dayal Singh College. He was senior to her. One fine day when he saw Ritu, he went for ragging. He asked Ritu to sing a song and that song changed his life.
He instantly fell in love with Ritu. They first became friend and later started to see each other regularly. Naturally, Ritu’s family opposed the relationship. Sandeep being a Dalit may not be a concern for them, but his financial status was. After eight long years of courtship, Sandeep married Ritu.
The initial years of married life was quite tough for them. Ritu helped Sandeep to stand on his feet and made lots of sacrifices.
His love for Ritu was for public display again when he instructed the principal of a Delhi Government School to put the name of Ritu on the plaque. The principal declined to follow orders and the issue had become a matter of public discussion. Kejriwal and Sisodia had somehow saved the image of the party.
Only three months back, Ritu had given birth to a baby boy in the USA. She is currently in the USA and hence didn’t make any comment to the media regarding this sex scandal.
However, this wonderful love story has taken such a negative turn. Everyone is shocked and surprised to see that such a loving guy used to indulge in these types of activities where he was shooting his own sexual acts with different women.
Ritu has come out strongly in support of Sandeep. She has told media persons that Sandeep is being framed. She doesn't believe the account of the woman who come forward blaming rape. Support of Ritu at this crucial time must have given Sandeep the biggest relief.