There was high drama at a press conference called by the Delhi Commission for Women, which had asked Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas and his wife to appear before it on Tuesday, an order defied by the poet-turned-politician.
As the DCW chief Barkha Shukla began addressing the reporters, she was interrupted by her colleague from the women’s panel, Juhi Khan, who began defending Vishwas. When Shukla accused Khan of being an AAP member, Juhi announced her resignation from the panel in protest and walked out of the conference.
“She wasn’t called here by us. She was sent here to disrupt our press conference,” Shukla later told reporters. She alleged that Juhi Khan had joined the AAP before the Delhi Assembly elections.
Earlier, sources in AAP said Vishwas had decided not to appear before the DCW to explain his stand after a 28-year-old AAP volunteer from Amethi accused him of ignoring her request to clarify on the allegations of “illicit affair” between the two.