Kumar Vishwas at dalit home where Rahul spent his night

Vishwas, a poet-turned politician, claimed the family of Sunita in Jawaharpur village here was still leading a ‘miserable’ life, a day after he had mocked the Congress vice president for spending nights at Dalit homes, calling it just ‘symbolism’. He also had food at the home. Rahul stayed overnight at the same home on 26 January,  2008 and had food there.

Vishwas claimed that Sunita’s fortunes had not changed despite the Congress leader’s visit.

He spoke to Sunita about her problems and directed party workers to ensure that she got a roof over her head.

‘We have no permanent residence till this date. Our children are like orphans now. No proper food or education is available,’ Sunita told reporters.

Later, while talking to people, Vishwas said Rs 55,000 crore was reportedly spent on Amethi’s development, which was not visible.

‘There is no electricity..there is no water in tubewells, no development in villages...people should ask Rahul,’ he said. Taking a dig at Rahul for staying in dalit houses and eating with them, Vishwas had said that showing such ‘symbolism’ would not help as the job of a Member of Parliament was to worry whether dalits in the area represented by him have had their food even before eating his own.

Case lodged for hurting religious sentiments

A complaint was on Monday filed against poet-turned-Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas in a local court for ‘hurting religious sentiments’. Additional chief judicial magistrate Sita Ram has fixed 14 January for recording of statement of the complainant in the case. A local lawyer, Kamran Hasnan, has filed a private complaint under section 153A of the IPC against the AAP leader.
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