Articles about Kumar Vishwas
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.
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.
26 Jan 2020
Delhi Assembly Elections: Five most controversial candidates fighting polls
Delhi is set to go to polls on February 8, and electioneering has reached its peak.
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.
22 Aug 2018
Days after Ashutosh resigns from AAP, Ashish Khetan leaves party
Journalist-turned-politician Ashish Khetan who joined Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in 2014 has quit the party to focus on his legal career. He tweeted he didn't want to get involved in active politics.
15 Aug 2018
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.
28 May 2018
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BJP leader Arun Jaitley has withdrawn his defamation case against dissident AAP leader Kumar Vishwas after the latter apologized.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
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
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.
21 Mar 2018
Majithia, Gadkari, Sibal pardon Kejriwal; Will Jaitley be so forgiving?
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is on an apology marathon. Allegedly, this is to put his party out of the financial mess caused due to multiple defamation cases slapped against him, thanks to his foolhardy statements.
24 Feb 2018
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.
22 Feb 2018
Re-building bonds? Amitabh Bachchan starts following Congress leaders on Twitter
Is superstar Amitabh Bachchan getting close to the Congress once again? Speculations have abounded since social media users noticed he recently started following many party leaders on Twitter.
14 Feb 2018
AAP completes three years in office: How did they fare?
It has been three years since Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stormed to power in Delhi with a brute majority, winning 67 of 70 Assembly seats.
09 Jan 2018
AAP's journey: From common man's party to just another party
Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent and truth-inspired Satyagraha freed us from the Britishers. About 60 years later, a similar non-violent pan-India movement tried liberating us of corruption.
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.
03 Jan 2018
AAP finally decides on its Rajya Sabha nominees
After intense discussions, AAP has finally decided on its Rajya Sabha nominees. Delhi's deputy CM Manish Sisodia announced that senior leader Sanjay Singh and lesser-known leaders ND Gupta and Sushil Gupta will be their nominees.
04 Dec 2017
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.
08 Nov 2017
Raghuram Rajan may soon enter Rajya Sabha on AAP ticket
Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been considering giving its three Rajya Sabha (RS) seats to "outsiders," that is, those who don't belong to any political party.
23 Oct 2017
Amid protests, Rajasthan government shields public servants' investigation through bill
Despite opposition's protests led by the Congress party, the Rajasthan government tabled the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2017, which amends the Criminal Code of Procedure, 1973.
21 Sep 2017
Bawana bypoll win: AAP gets a spring in its step
August's Bawana bypoll win seems to have revived AAP.
04 Sep 2017
Defamation case: Delhi HC fines Kejriwal Rs. 5,000 for delay
The Delhi HC has fined CM Arvind Kejriwal Rs. 5,000 for delay in filing a reply on defamation suits filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
05 Jul 2017
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
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
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.
22 May 2017
Jaitley files defamation suit for Rs. 10 crore against Kejriwal
Reports indicate that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has filed a second defamation suit against Arvind Kejriwal for an additional Rs. 10 crore.
17 May 2017
DDCA defamation case- Jethmalani calls Jaitley "crook" during cross-examination
The Delhi High Court witnessed heated exchanges between Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Ram Jethmalani in the DDCA defamation case against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and five AAP leaders.
17 May 2017
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
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.
03 May 2017
AAP crisis: Kumar Vishwas stays, Amanatullah Khan out
At the end of the AAP's Political Affairs Committee meeting, the party decided to sack MLA Amanatullah Khan for his comments against Kumar Vishwas.
02 May 2017
AAP crisis: Arvind Kejriwal meets Kumar Vishwas
On Tuesday night, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal met Kumar Vishwas amidst speculations that the latter was going to quit over allegations made by MLA Amanatullah Khan.
02 May 2017
AAP's Amanatullah Khan resigns from PAC
On Monday, Amanatullah Khan from the Aam Aadmi Party resigned from the party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC).
30 Apr 2017
We lost MCD due to mistrust, not EVMs: Kumar Vishwas
Deepening the internal crisis in AAP, Kumar Vishwas slammed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for blaming EVMs for the party's loss in the recent MCD polls.
27 Apr 2017
AAP facing turmoil after MCD loss
AAP's staggering defeat in the Delhi MCD polls has left the party split over why it happened.
17 Apr 2017
Vishwas's video on corruption "shakes one deeply", says Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, in damage control mode, has described Kumar Vishwas's recent attack on the AAP government as a must-watch video that "shakes one deeply".
16 Apr 2017
AAP's Kumar Vishwas uploads scathing video on Twitter
Kumar Vishwas of the AAP, uploaded a scathing video on social media where he questioned the idea of citizens voting for politics over national interest.
26 Mar 2017
Kejriwal becomes First Delhi CM to be tried for defamation
Following a Delhi court's notice to stand trial in the suit filed by Arun Jaitley, Arvind Kejriwal would become the first Delhi CM to stand trial in a defamation suit.