Published On : Mon, May 4th, 2015

Delhi Women’s Commission summons Kumar Vishwas over ‘illicit relationship’


National: Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas was summoned by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on the basis of a complaint lodged by AAP party volunteer alleging molestation, claimed DCW sources on Monday, the May 4, 2015.

According to Chairperson of DCW Barkha Shukla Singh, the girl has allegedly sent a complaint letter to the Police Commissioner and Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on May 4, 2015. On the basis of the complaint lodged with them they have summoned Kumar Vishwas for questioning. Kumar Vishwas will come to their office on Tuesday the May 5, 2015, she added.

On the other hand, sources close to Kumar Vishwas claimed that he has not received any summons or notice in this connection from the DCW or any other commission till date.

However, the Aam Aadmi Party’s political rivals were quick to react after reports of him being summoned emerged. BJP leader RP Singh is alleged to have said that It is unfair on the part of Kumar Vishwas to keep quiet on issue of dignity of his female worker when the matter relates to him.

Former AAP colleague and currently a BJP leader Shazia Ilmi too has reportedly said that whether it’s Kumar Vishwas or any other person, if a girl’s dignity has been violated to such an extent, it should be probed said.

The allegations against Vishwas first emerged on March 31, 2015 when Twitter exploded with numerous photographs of Vishwas and AAP’s women supporters, posted by various users.

The hashtag – #exposingkumarvishwas – started trending on Twitter, with users divided in their opinions about the poet-turned-politician. The controversy was fuelled by senior party leader Anand Kumar’s statement that the party rift would reach the bedrooms and drawing rooms of the leaders.

A series of emails exchanged between the top leadership of the party, deciding the course of action- after they received a complaint against Vishwas – has come to light.

In December last year, senior party officials received an email from a man claiming to be one Ajay Vohra accusing Vishwas of accepting black money and indulging in a physical relationship with a volunteer from Amethi constituency, from where he was contesting. The emails also alleged that Vishwas’s wife too knew about it.

Vishwas too remained unavailable for comments but posted several tweets from his account throughout the day daring Ajay Vohra to reveal his true identity.