Kumar Vishwas: News

A prolific poet and speaker, Kumar Vishwas began his political career in 2011 when Anna Hazare was leading the India Against Corruption movement. He became an active member of the movement along with Arvind Kejriwal, with his poetry recitations becoming a common event during campaigns and press conferences. Vishwas joined Kejriwal when the latter formed the Aam Admi Party (AAP) and stood for his first Lok Sabha election in 2014 but lost to heavyweight Rahul Gandhi from Amethi. The AAP named him as the in-charge of the 2018 Rajasthan elections but was soon removed by party leader Kejriwal due to his inactivity and underwhelming performance. Though he is no longer a part of the AAP, he is an active poet and speaker and attends several events across the country. Vishwas also hosts a talk show called 'KV Sammelan' on Aaj Tak. Vishwas, however, is no longer involved in active politics.

20 Apr 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Will Kumar Vishwas be arrested for 'hate speech' against Kejriwal?

Noted poet and former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas appears to be in hot water for his fiery statements regarding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier this year.

29 Jul 2021


Kausar Munir, Kumar Vishwas come together for 'India Shayari Project'

ZEE Live, the live entertainment and IP vertical of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, on Wednesday announced the launch of the India Shayari Project with lyricist-writer Kausar Munir and poet-politician Kumar Vishwas.

30 Mar 2019


Aam Aadmi Party: The good, the bad, the ugly

For weeks now, political circles have been busy with a question: Will they, won't they? The "they" signifying a probable alliance between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress for the ensuing summer elections. More so because AAP has been Congress' staunch critic.

15 Aug 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Won't accept in this lifetime: Kejriwal on Ashutosh's resignation

Hours after Aam Aadmi Party's Ashutosh put down his papers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that he can't accept his resignation, in this lifetime.

Arun Jaitley withdraws defamation case against Kumar Vishwas after apology

BJP leader Arun Jaitley has withdrawn his defamation case against dissident AAP leader Kumar Vishwas after the latter apologized.

03 May 2018

Delhi High Court

Statements against Jaitley based on information from Kejriwal: Kumar Vishwas

Dissident Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas today told Delhi High Court that his statements against Union Minister Arun Jaitley were based on information received as a party worker from his leader Arvind Kejriwal.

11 Apr 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP replaces Kumar Vishwas as in-charge for Rajasthan Assembly elections

The Aam Aadmi Party today appointed Deepak Bajpai as the party's in-charge for the Rajasthan Assembly elections replacing dissident Kumar Vishwas, saying he was not able to "devote" time in the state. Elections in Rajasthan are due later this year.

24 Feb 2018

Narendra Modi

AAP's Kumar Vishwas says he is the "youngest Advani"

AAP's internal feud between chief Arvind Kejriwal and spokesperson Kumar Vishwas continues to fester.

07 Jan 2018


Jaitley defamation: Ashutosh fined Rs. 10,000 for 'wasting court's time'

A Delhi court has fined AAP leader Ashutosh Rs. 10,000 for "trying to derail the proceedings" in a criminal defamation case filed against him.

03 Jan 2018


AAP's Kumar Vishwas sulks after being denied RS nomination

In an expected move, AAP's Kumar Vishwas lashed out at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal after being denied Rajya Sabha nomination.

04 Dec 2017

Prashant Bhushan

Kumar Vishwas v/s AAP: Discusses AAP 2.0 with ousted leaders

AAP leader, Kumar Vishwas once again made statements suggesting that all wasn't well between him and the party.

05 Jul 2017

Crime Against Women

Police complaint against Kumar Vishwas for calling women 'objects'

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas is in trouble for 'derogatory' comments on women. On a TV show, he referred to women as "objects".

17 Jun 2017

Arvind Kejriwal

Posters branding Kumar Vishwas 'traitor' surfaces at Delhi's AAP office

Controversies surrounding Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) refuse to settle and the latest is the posters touting Kumar Vishwas a traitor which have surfaced at the AAP's headquarters in Delhi.

25 May 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Will AAP suffer the same fate as Asom Gana Parishad?

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is on the verge of a split, due to deepening internal differences following its embarrassing defeat in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls.

17 May 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP crisis- Kejriwal hosts dinner to unite party MLAs

In an attempt to bring unity amid a severe internal crisis, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal hosted a dinner for party MLAs at his residence on May 14.

08 May 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kejriwal wanted to buy cable network to "control" media: Republic

The crisis in AAP is far from over: the same day sacked minister Kapil Mishra alleged Arvind Kejriwal had taken hefty bribes, Arnab Goswami's Republic broadcast an expose on how he reportedly demanded crores of rupees from MLAs.