He told the media that the Aam Aadmi Party would prefer to be silent as families of party leaders were being targeted in the name of politics."

You may have a fight against us, against our political stand. Do not drag our families and children into this. I am extremely disappointed over all this," he said.

"Some media houses are trying to malign us. We have decided to keep quiet now and will not respond any more. We will answer your questions if you ask about our governance or our work. The way Kumar Vishwas and his family were targeted by the media, I think it was despicable," he said.

A young AAP woman activist went public here saying her life was in ruins because Kumar Vishwas was refusing to publicly deny "rumours" of their alleged affair.

She has taken the matter to the Delhi Commission for Women, which has issued notices to Kumar Vishwas.  Kejriwal said the issue had hit Kumar Vishwas' family hard.

"Vishwas' family is under depression. His daughter is being asked in school what relations her father has (with this woman)," the AAP leader said.

"Kumar Vishwas and the girl, both have said there was nothing between them and that the rumours were baseless, yet the media is reporting without any proof," Kejriwal said.


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