A Delhi woman has lodged a police complaint against the Aam Aadmi Party leader and poet Kumar Vishwas for making derogatory remarks against females on The Kapil Sharma Show last week. “Jis samay chunav hota hai, to apne colony mein politician logon ko badi dikkat hoti hai…matlab jis ladki se aapka affair chalao uske pati ko bhi jijaji kehna padta hai, jijaji vote de dena samaan to aap le hi gaye.” (During elections, politicians in our colony face a lot of problems. They have to call even that man ‘jija jee’ (husband of sister), who is the husband of the woman you had an affair with. You have to say jija jee give us votes, you have already taken our object),” the complaint quotes Vishwas as saying on the show. Poets Shabina Adeeb and Dr Rahat Indori were also present of comedy show that was aired on July 1.
The woman filed the complaint at West Delhi’s Dabri Police Station in which she had said that she was watching the show with her daughter who asked her if she would also become an “object” after marriage and if women were mere “objects”, reports India Today.
This is not the first time the poet turned politician is in news for his disparaging comments against woman. In January 2014, he was forced to apologize for his controversial remarks he made on nurses from Kerala during a stage show, which were described as racist and raised in Delhi state assembly. In a YouTube video clip, Mr Vishwas is heard saying, “Earlier nurses used to come from Kerala, kali-peeli (dark skinned), one would naturally feel like calling them sister.” He had to tender an apology after alleged derogatory remarks against Kerala nurses sparked a controversy.