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Vishwas sorry for Muharram comments: Kejriwal

IANS  New Delhi, January 06, 2014
First Published: 12:22 IST(6/1/2014) | Last Updated: 13:09 IST(6/1/2014)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday tried to put an end to the controversy over Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas's remarks on Muharram, saying he has apologised for it.

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"This is an old issue, at one of the poetry conventions, he (Kumar Vishwas) had said something in a satire..." said Kejriwal.

"Kumar said later it was not his intention to hurt anyone. He also tendered an apology," he said.

Kejriwal's clarification came after Janata Dal-United legislator Shoaib Iqbal, who supported the AAP in the confidence vote in the Delhi assembly, threatened to withdraw support.

"Whatever he said about Hazrat Imam Hussain is objectionable, I am getting calls from all across the country, people are hurt," Iqbal said, citing a video where Vishwas has allegedly joked about Muharram during one of his performances.


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