“When you don’t know the rules, why play the game?” This was AAP’s East Delhi candidate Atishi’s question to her rival from BJP Gautam Gambhir after the constituency’s returning officer on Saturday asked the police to take action against him for holding a public meeting without permission. Also Read - AUS vs IND 2021: Gautam Gambhir Praises Rishabh Pant, Says he Could Have Led India to Win in Sydney Test
In a tweet, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate said after double entries in voters list, now Gambhir faces FIR for holding “illegal rally”. Also Read - IND vs AUS | Don’t Think This Kind of Vulnerability Was Ever Seen in Australia's Batting Line-up: Gautam Gambhir
The cricketer-turned-politician, who is making his electoral debut from the seat, had held the public meeting in Jangpura on Thursday. Also Read - AAP to Contest All Seats in Upcoming Gujarat Local Bodies Polls, Releases First List of 504 Candidates
“First, Discrepancies in nomination papers. Then, Criminal offence of having 2 voter IDs. Now, FIR for illegal rally (sic),” Atishi said on Twitter.
Returning officer, East Delhi parliamentary constituency, K Mahesh, has asked the Delhi Police to take action against Gambhir for allegedly violating norms. Police have lodged a formal complaint.
Officials said the public meeting was held on Thursday in Jangpura without prior permission.
“My question to Gautam Gambhir: When you don’t know the rules, why play the game? (sic) she tweeted.
Atishi on Thursday had filed a criminal complaint against Gambhir for allegedly enrolling as a voter in more than one constituency in violation of the Representation of the People Act (RPA).
She had earlier complained to the Election Commission that there were discrepancies in the nomination papers of Gambhir, but the cricketer’s candidature was accepted by the poll panel.
Atishi, Gambhir and Congress’ Arvinder Singh Lovely have locked horns in a triangular contest in the East Delhi constituency.
Delhi goes to poll in sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 12 and the results would be declared on May 23.