Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate from Delhi East Atishi broke down at a press conference on Thursday accusing Bharatiya Janata Party’s Gautam Gambhir of distributing derogatory and casteist pamphlets against her.
Reading the context of the pamphlet, Atishi broke down and claimed that the notes were distributed by Gautam Gambhir at a BJP rally ahead of voting in Delhi. “They have shown how low they can stoop. Pamphlet states that ‘she is very good example of a mixed breed,” she said.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was also present at the press conference, accused Gautam Gambhir of circulating pamphlets in an attempt to defame the AAP candidate.Manish Sisodia said, “Language in this pamphlet is so abusive and low that everybody will feel ashamed while reading it.”
AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he never imagined Gautam Gambhir to “stoop so low”.
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. https://t.co/vcYObWNK6y
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 9, 2019
Former cricketer turned politician Gautam Gambhir who is fighting in a BJP ticket against Atishi did not condemn the abusive letter, but instead used the opportunity to challenge Kejriwal and Atishi to prove the allegations.
— Chowkidar Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 9, 2019
This isn’t the first time that Atishi and Gambhir have gone out all on each other, earlier Atishi filed a criminal complaint against Gautam Gambhir for allegedly holding two voter ID cards.
Source : Various