KOCHI - Faced with widespread protests, Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas withdrew and apologised his adverse comments about Kerala nurses. In a statement he said he had never tried to ‘intentionally hurt the sentiments of anyone’. “It has come to my knowledge that an old video-clip of one of my Kavi-Sammelan has hurt the feelings of many of my friends...
residing in Kerala. I must say that I don’t appreciate any discrimination based on religion, region, gender, caste or creed. I never tried to intentionally hurt the sentiments of anyone”, he stated. The comments of Vishwas against Malayali nurses made in a speech at Ranchi in 2008, uploaded on a social networking site recently, had sparked strong protests across the state.