New Delhi: Former cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir took the discourse over an offensive pamphlet circulated in East Delhi against his political opponent Atishi further- when he vowed to “hang himself in public” if charges against him are proven. Also Read - 'Should We Hang Ourselves If Vaccines Are Not Available' Asks Union Minister Sadananda Gowda
The Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi who is Gambhir’s opponent from the East Delhi constituency, on Thursday levelled charges on him for indulging in a maligning campaign by distributing handbills laden with offensive language and her character assassination. Also Read - BJP's Troubleshooter, NE's Most Influential Politician Himanta Biswa Sarma to Take Oath as Assam CM Today
The Aam Aadmi Party also held a press conference on Thursday afternoon highlighting the case and reading out the objectionable contents of the pamphlet. Also Read - Will Himanta Sarma Outplay Sonowal to Become Assam CM? Crucial Decision Today
A day after, Gambhir not only filed a defamation case against the AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of orchestrating the attack on Atishi and falsely framing him but also tweeted:
This comes after Gambhir vehemently denied all accusations and said that the Delhi chief minister himself had got those pamphlets distributed- to malign him instead, a strong contender against Atishi.
He had tweeted:
Further adding that he was ashamed to call Arvind Kejriwal his chief minister.