Cricketer-turned-politician and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) from the East Delhi constituency Gautam Gambhir, on Saturday, while addressing the media said, “Main CM sahab ko bolna chahunga ki chunaav aenge-jaenge. Jis din aap apna zameer aur imaan haar jaenge us din sab haar jaenge. Ek seat jeetne ke liye agar aap aisa ghinona arop laga sakte hain to mere pas zyada shabd nahi hain un ke baare main baat karne ke liye (I want to tell CM sahib that elections will come and go but the day you lose your integrity and conscience you will lose everything. If you can level such vulgar charges just to win one seat then I don’t have much to say to you.)”
Gambhir’s barb was apparently aimed at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who, in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, had alleged that Gambhir had circulated pamphlets with derogatory remarks about Atishi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from the East Delhi constituency. The pamphlet reportedly stated that Atishi is a “very good example of a mixed breed” apart from other slandering material.
AAP had alleged that the pamphlets, loaded with personal allegations and sexist remarks, were circulated by Gautam Gambhir in the residential societies in East Delhi.
Gambhir had rubbished the charge saying that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had fabricated the allegation to win the elections.
Gambhir and Atishi had fought the elections from the same seat voting for which was held on May 12.