Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Saturday, sent a legal notice to the BJP and its East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir in reference to his tweet dated May 9 which reads, “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 to clean ur dirty mind.
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 to clean ur dirty mind.
— Chowkidar Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 9, 2019
The notice to Gautam Gambhir seeks an immediate apology in writing and asks to publish the same ‘along with true and correct facts’ in newspapers and on social media within 24 hours, reports ANI.
On Thursday, May 9, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi and party candidate for the East Delhi constituency had accused Gambhir of circulating pamphlets with derogatory remarks against her ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi on Sunday.
The pamphlet reportedly states that Atishi is a “very good example of a mixed breed”.
Atishi, while addressing a press conference, had broken down saying that the “BJP has shown how low they can stoop”.
However, cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir rubbished the charge in a series of tweets saying that the AAP had fabricated the allegation to win the elections.
Kejriwal had, on Friday, came out in the defence of Atishi. He said that his party will send a defamation notice to Gambhir.
Calling Atishi a “highly educated and an accomplished woman”, Kejriwal had said that the BJP is unable to tolerate the achievements of a woman.
On Thursday, Gambhir had sent a defamation notice to Kejriwal, Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Atishi after he was accused of distributing “derogatory” pamphlets against Atishi. In the notice, the trio was asked to withdraw their allegations against Gambhir and tender an unconditional apology.