BJP files complaint over AAP leader's remark
AAP’s Kumar Vishwas allegedly responded to the BJP’s ‘problems’ with Arvind Kejriwal’s muffler and persistent cough
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas for allegedly making a “derogatory” remark against the party. BJP leaders Satish Upadhyay, Meenakshi Lekhi, Shazia Ilmi and Shaina NC went to the poll panel’s office and filed the complaint. “We moved the Election Commission against Vishwas and sought action,” Upadhyay said.
Kumar Vishwas. File pic
At a recent rally, Vishwas allegedly said, “Two problems the BJP has with Arvind Kejriwal. One is that he wears a muffler. Has he stolen it from you? One of them (from the party) says he (Kejriwal) coughs a lot. What is your problem? Do you have to sleep with him in his bedroom?” AAP chief Kejriwal was also present at the rally.
Meanwhile, BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, who also complained that Vishwas passed sexist remarks about her, expressed her anguish in a tweet. “Absolutely derogatory, sexist remarks ... It is this unethical, toxic, perverse and uncivil practices that we need to eliminate from our system,” read her tweet. In another tweet, she asked: “What kind of security and dignity can women expect from AAP’s leadership that itself has blatant sexist and perverse mindsets?”