NEW DELHI, May 4: A woman activist on Monday urged AAP leader Kumar Vishwas to clarify his relationship with her, prompting both Kumar Vishwas and the AAP to deny assumptions of wrongdoing as “baseless”.
The Aam Aadmi Party volunteer said she had approached the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) against Kumar Vishwas seeking his clarification.
“I want Kumar Vishwas to come forward and clarify that there was nothing between us. I have suffered a lot because of this entire matter,” the complaint, her face partly covered, told the media here.
“My family is not with me because of this issue. I have been living alone for the last one month. The AAP is also not supporting me,” she said. “I want my respect back.”
However, she did not hurl any crimil allegation against Kumar Vishwas.
The AAP contested the charges.
“The issue has been played up as if Kumar Vishwas has illicit relations with the woman. The woman herself has med four people for maligning her image on social media,” AAP leader Sanjay Singh told the media.
“Spare our families... They get hurt by such baseless reports,” he said. Kumar Vishwas called the whole thing a political conspiracy.
“The woman is like my younger sister... People have given their life for our movement. I am facing character assassition.”
He specifically blamed the Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP).
“A rumour is being spread to malign me and the party. The BJP lost the elections badly in Delhi... In pain and frustration they are targeting AAP leaders,” he said.
The woman she had taken party in Kumar Vishwas’ campaign in the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in 2014.
“Later I saw a post on social media in 2015 in which it was claimed that Kumar Vishwas’s wife had caught us in an objectioble position. When I confronted Kumar Vishwas he asked me not to pay attention to it, and not to make a big issue out of it,” she said.
She said she appealed to Kumar Vishwas to tell the media “that nothing had happened between us”.
She said he promised to do that, adding she was like “a younger sister to him... But later he stopped responding”.
She said she tried to meet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal but he did not respond.
The DCW said Kumar Vishwas had been summoned to hear his view. IANS