Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir on Sunday countered Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accusation that he had two voter IDs.
Calling it “negative politics”, the cricketer-turned-politician said that the AAP is resorting to such allegations because it has nothing to show for the last 4.5 years of its rule in Delhi.
“When you don’t have a vision and have done nothing in the last 4.5 years, you make such allegations, EC will decide this. When you have a vision you don’t do such negative politics,” he said.
Gambhir was responding to allegations levelled by AAP leader Atishi, his rival from East Delhi.
Atishi demanded the newly-inducted BJP leader’s “disqualification” and said that “a criminal complaint has been filed against Gautam Gambhir in Tis Hazari Court.”
The BJP meanwhile accused AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of holding three voter identity cards in 2013 and his wife holds three voter ID cards from three states – Delhi, UP and West Bengal.
“I had complained to the Election Commission against Kejriwal for having three voter IDs for Sahibabad (UP), and Seemapuri and Hanuman Road (both Delhi) before Delhi assembly elections in November 2013. Arvind Kejriwal should answer this first,” said Delhi BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana in a tweet.
While the AAP claimed Gambhir made “false declaration”, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari asserted that the information furnished by the BJP leader in his nomination papers was “true”.
Meanwhile, a formal complaint against Gautam Gambhir was filed by the Delhi Police on Saturday for allegedly holding a public meeting in Jangpura without prior permission from Election Commission.
The complaint was lodged after East Delhi Returning Officer K Mahesh asked police to take action against the former cricketer-turned politician for allegedly violating election rules.