New Delhi: Less than an hour after Aam Aadmi Party East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency candidate Atishi levelled accusations against her BJP opponent Gautam Gambhir of distributing offensive pamphlets against her- the former cricketer has fired back.
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Gautam Gambhir in a series of tweets accused the AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal of orchestrating this row to frame him and vowed to withdraw his candidature if proven guilty, and if not, then challenged the Delhi chief minister to quit instead.
Speaking to the media, Gambhir also said that he will soon file a defamation case against the Aam Aadmi Party over their allegations.
On Thursday afternoon, senior AAP leaders held a press conference in the national capital, accusing Gambhir of indulging in a maligning campaign by distributing pamphlets with derogatory language against Atishi.
While reading out the contents of the pamphlet, Atishi broke down but continued reading it out to the media persons present. She started, “BJP people and Gautam Gambhir circulated this pamphlet in every household along with the morning newspaper… This shows how low they can stoop to win elections… This pamphlet distributed by Gambhir’s team reads- Know your candidate Atishi Marlena. She is married to a Christian from Andhra Pradesh that is a beef eater. She is a good example of a mixed breed… What kind of education policies can she make if she has worked only as a primary school teacher…”
To this, BJP’s East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir tweeted:
He further said that he is ashamed to have a chief minister like Arvind Kejriwal while maintaining that it was the CM himself who devised this ploy.