“This is an old issue, at one of the poetry conventions, he (Kumar Vishwas) had said something in a satire…” said Kejriwal.
“Kumar said later it was not his intention to hurt anyone. He also tendered an apology,” he said.
Kejriwal’s clarification came after Janata Dal-United legislator Shoaib Iqbal, who supported the AAP in the confidence vote in the Delhi assembly, threatened to withdraw support.
“Whatever he said about Hazrat Imam Hussain is objectionable, I am getting calls from all across the country, people are hurt,” Iqbal said, citing a video where Vishwas has allegedly joked about Muharram during one of his performances.