Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP)s east Delhi candidate Atishi on Thursday broke down at a press conference where she accused cricketer-turned-politician and her BJP rival Gautam Gambhir of distributing pamphlets with derogatory remarks against her.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “GautamGambhir! You want to be elected by distributing these handbills against me and Atishi? Shame on you Mr Gambhir! People of East Delhi know me and Atishi very well but through these handbills you have introduced yourself. This is your character.”
“We would clapped for Gambhir when he used to bash opponents with fours and sixes while playing for India but we never in our worst dream, had thought that this man would stoop this low to win an election,” said Manish Sisodia.
“BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir circulated derogatory pamphlet about AAP’s Atishi in East Delhi constituency. Language in this pamphlet is so abusive and low that everybody will feel ashamed while reading it,” Sisodia added.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Never imagined Gautam Gambhir to stoop so low. How can women expect safety if people wid such mentality are voted in? Atishi, stay strong. I can imagine how difficult it must be for u. It is precisely this kind of forces we have to fight against.”
Gautam Gambhir denied the allegation in strong terms and said would quit politics if the charge is proven. In a series of tweets, he told CM Arvind Kejriwal, “I abhor your act of outraging a woman’s modesty @ArvindKejriwal and that too your own colleague. And all this for winning elections? U r filth Mr CM and someone needs ur very own झाड़ू (broom) to clean ur dirty mind.”
“My Challenge no.2 @ArvindKejriwal @AtishiAAP I declare that if its proven that I did it, I will withdraw my candidature right now. If not, will u quit politics?” Gautam Gambhir asked Kejriwal.
“I feel ashamed to have a CM like @ArvindKejriwal,” Gambhir added