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BJP moves EC over Kumar Vishwas' "sexist comment" against Kiran Bedi

New Delhi: Stepping up campaigning for the upcoming Assembly Elections in Delhi, Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Saturday reproached the Aam Aadmi Party for "making sexist comments".

She also said that a police complaint has been lodged against AAP leader Kumar Vishwas for making sexist comments at a recent rally.

Meanwhile, BJP leaders Shaina NC, Meenakshi Lekhi, Shazia Ilmi, Nirmala Sitharaman and Satish Upadhyay approached the Election Commission and lodged a complaint against Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvnid Kejriwal for using such language during campaigns.

Vishwas, however, denied the allegations that he made remarks against Bedi and said he will quit politics if she can prove the same.

On microblogging website Twitter, Bedi asked “what kind of security and dignity can women expect from AAP's leadership that itself has blatant sexist and perverse mindsets?” 

Calling AAP `anti-women`, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain, meanwhile, said that his party will file an FIR against AAP for making derogatory remarks against Kiran Bedi. 

Viswas, however, dismissed the allegations and accused Bedi of misleading the people. "I am surprised that channels are not showing this video. There were cameras of so many channels. There was an Election Commission camera too."

"This is the online channel of BJP which when realises that it's trailing in the campaign starts engaging in spreading such rumours. It is there routine task to give such abrupt statements and I am challenging Kiran Bedi and BJP that if she can prove these remarks and show a video of mine saying the same things, I will quit politics, else Bedi should quit," he said.

He said whatever remarks he had made were targeted at BJP and not Bedi.

"I said BJP people do like this and I have been saying this earlier too. Suddenly, when they do not have any issue they are spreading such things. This is their typical model of election campaigning," 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.

"Since they do not have any answer on issues of Delhi, they are spreading such rumours and filing FIRs to mislead people. Kiran Bedi is following the ideology of Amit Shah and wants to prove that she is becoming Rahul Gandhi of BJP. She doesn't realise what they are making her do," he said.

Notably, Bedi had earlier this week sent a legal notice to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for using her photograph in his party's poster campaign without her permission.

The Aam Aadmi Party has recently put up posters on numerous auto-rickshaws plying in the national capital, asking the people of Delhi to choose between Kejriwal and Bedi for the post of chief minister.

In the posters, the picture of Kejriwal has the word "imandar" (honest) printed below it while that of Bedi has "avsarvadi" (opportunist).

Earlier, BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi, too, had sent a notice to Kejriwal for using his photograph in similar posters, before the BJP declared Bedi as their chief ministerial candidate.

The AAP pitted Kejriwal against Mukhi, even though the BJP had said that they would contest the Delhi election under Prime Minister Narendra Modi without naming a CM candidate -- the BJP, however, later named Bedi for the post after she joined the party earlier this month.

From Zee News

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