Will maintain silence on issues other than governance: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

"We will answer questions only on government and work being done by us. Have no replies to other questions," he said.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: May 5, 2015 8:32 pm
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday continued to target a section of the media, accusing it of maligning AAP and singling out children and wives of party leaders, days after he advocating a “public trial” of the fourth estate which drew criticism.

He said a section of the media was running a persistent campaign to defame AAP after it got an overwhelming mandate in the Delhi Assembly polls and that henceforth, AAP will maintain silence on issues other than those relating to government.

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Kejriwal’s comments comes in the wake of a complaint by a woman party volunteer accusing senior leader Kumar Vishwas of not rebutting “rumours” about an illicit liaison with her following which he and his wife was issued summons by the Delhi Commission for Women.

“Few media houses are maligning our party’s image day and night in the past few months. I am deeply hurt. So we have decided to go silent. We will answer questions only on government and work being done by us. Have no replies to other questions,” he said.

He also expressed anguish over media purportedly “dragging” the families of the party leaders in the public domain. “Is this journalism?” “Your fight is with us. Please spare our wives and children. How long we will continue to give explanations,” he said.

Kejriwal also sought to defend Vishwas saying “everyone is saying there is no illicit relationship”. “Both of them (Vishwas and the woman) are saying there is
no illicit relationship but still channels are running all sorts of things. Even Kumar’s daughter is unable to attend school as she is facing questions there. The whole family has gone into depression,” he said.

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  1. Vatsal Yajnik
    Apr 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm
    Ke Jariwal has lost his credibility as a decent opponent in politics, media hogging guy, not interested in solid development work for a place like Delhi, always pining to become PM of this great nation without any sense of responsibility and a guy who can sacrifice his values for any gain. How can one trust such a guy? He should be thrown out of the party along with his few chamchas. AAP as a party can do wonders in future under the able leadership, other than this Kejari. Good luck to AAP.
    1. Birendra Kumar
      May 7, 2015 at 2:53 pm
      Media is trying to malign the character of a leader.The criticism of ones ideology is okay but that too in civilized way and this is the ethics of journalism or any individual belonging to a political party or else and this applies to politician criticizing media.Mr. Kejriwal has opted a right principle to talk about governance and their ideology of the party.
      1. chandrakanth prasanna
        May 5, 2015 at 8:17 pm
        That is perfectly fine. What matters is governance and not gossips floating around or what is happening in other peoples' lives. That will not fill stomach !
        1. Subramanian Venkatraman
          May 6, 2015 at 9:42 am
          The CM means: "I will talk about corruption of everyone else but me and my government."