BJP candidate from East Delhi Lok Sabha seat and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Thursday sent a defamation notice to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Atishi after he was accused of distributing “derogatory” pamphlets against his AAP rival.
In the notice, the trio was asked to withdraw their allegations against the cricketer-turned-politician and tender an unconditional apology.
On Thursday, AAP candidate from East Delhi Atishi accused Gautam Gambhir of circulating pamphlets with derogatory remarks against her ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi on Sunday.
The pamphlet reportedly states that Atishi is a “very good example of a mixed breed”.
While addressing a press conference, Atishi breaks down saying that the “BJP has shown how low they can stoop”.
AAP alleged that the pamphlets, loaded with personal allegations and sexist remarks, were circulated by the BJP candidate in residential societies in East Delhi.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia had come out in support of Atishi.
However, Gambhir had rejected the charges saying that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had fabricated the allegation to win the elections.
He further said that he will withdraw his candidature if the allegations are proven right adding that he was ashamed to have a CM like Arvind Kejriwal.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Commission For Women issued a notice to Delhi Police asking whether it has registered an FIR over the circulation of the derogatory pamphlets.
Atishi had earlier raised objections to Gautam Gambhir’s candidature and complained to the Election Commission that he had two voter ID cards in his possession. The complaint was, however, rejected.
Gautam Gambhir faces AAP’s Atishi and Congress’ Arvinder Singh Lovely in East Delhi in the Lok Sabha polls.