BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Saturday filed a police complaint against AAP leader Kumar Viswas alleging that he made sexist comments against her even as her party took the issue to the Election Commission, seeking prompt action.
Viswas strongly denied the allegations that he made remarks against Bedi and said he will quit politics if she can prove the same. Bedi alleged that the AAP leader made the “derogatory sexist” remarks against her at a recent election rally and said she has already filed a police complaint against Viswas. “What kind of security and dignity can women expect from AAP’s leadership that itself has blatant sexist and perverse mindsets?,” Bedi said in a tweet.
Slamming Viswas, Bedi said, “Absolutely derogatory sexist remarks, illegal photoshopped images communicating wrong messaging – it is unethical, toxic, perverse.” A party delegation comprising Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, MP Meenakshi Lekhi and a number of other leaders also filed a complaint with the Election Commission.
“The remarks were very abusive and vulgar. They cannot be used in a civil society. We demanded strong and prompt action against Viswas,” Upadhyay said. Rubbishing the allegations, Viswas said, “I challenge BJP and Kiran Bedi to show the video where I made the comments. If she can prove the allegations, I will quit politics, else Bedi should quit. “I am surprised that channels are not showing this video. There were cameras of so many channels. There was an Election Commission camera too,” he said. The AAP leader said BJP was nervous ahead of the polls and that is why so many Union Ministers were deployed to campaign.