After being accused of passing sexist remarks, senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Dr. Kumar Vishwas is now in the middle of another controversy.
The poet-cum-politician is now accused by a female member of AAP of staying mum on rumours of having illicit relationship with her. Delhi Commission for Women has summoned the AAP leader and his wife on the basis of a complaint filed by the female party volunteer.
The lady alleged that Vishwas threatened her to stay quiet, or else she would be killed like AAP leader Santosh Koli. Notably, Koli, who was to contest the Delhi Assembly polls, was killed in a road accident in 2013.
The lady said she had campaigned alongside Dr Kumar Vishwas, who was pitted against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, in Amethi during 2014 General Elections.
She later found out reports that claimed that the AAP leader’s wife caught him red-handed in a compromising position with one of the volunteers in Amethi. But later she received a message on social media, first on Facebook and later on WhatsApp, showing her picture as the female volunteer Vishwas is accused of having illicit relationship with.
The lady then approached the AAP leader and urged him to dismiss such rumours. However, the usually canny leader told her that such rumours are a part of political life.
She, along with her husband and two others, allegedly went to Kumar Vishwas’ home and pleaded before him to help dispel such rumours.
“I urged him to make it clear before the media that nothing happened between us. He said he would address a press conference and make it clear that I’m like a younger sister to him. But later he stopped responding, I wrote letters, but got no reply, so I was forced to file a complaint with DCW,” said the complainant.
Demanding that Kumar Vishwas’ wife should come forward and give an explanation, the lady said she filed a complaint at Nand Nagri Police Station in this regard on March 29, 2015. However, the police did not pay heed to her complaint.
Urging Vishwas to come forward and clarify “rumours” that were ruining her reputation, the woman has alleged that the poet-turned-politician took no action towards dispelling the stuff doing round on social media.
The woman also claimed that she had also written separate letters to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Police Commissioner apprising them of the same, but of no avail.
Kejriwal did not even take note of her complaint, she added.
The female activist of the AAP added that her personal life has ruined, her husband and children have left her. Her husband has also threatened to divorce her if accusations are not cleared.
“Just because of this allegation my husband has left me. I have two kids. I come from a middle class family where they feel that since Kumar Vishwas is AAP spokesperson and a known face, maybe there was something between the two. I am unable to explain. That’s why I want Kumar Vishwas to speak on this but he is not doing so. That’s why I had to go to the Women’s Commission.”