Gautam Gambhir says he will withdraw if AAP proves pamphlet against Atishi was his doing
New Delhi, May 09: Amid a row over offensive pamphlet against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Atishi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee Gautam Gambhir blamed Arvind Kejriwal, saying, "I abhor your act of outraging a woman's modesty Arvind Kejriwal and that too your own colleague. And all this for winning elections?"
Taking to Twitter, Gambhir said that he was ready to withdraw his candidature if there was proof that the pamphlets were his doing. However, he further asked AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and Atishi if they would step down from politics if he's not found guilty.
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
Earlier in the day, AAP's East Delhi candidate Atishi during a press conference, alleged that her BJP opponent, Gambhir, had circulated pamphlets with derogatory and abusive language intended to demean her.
"We would clap for Gambhir when he used to bash opponents with fours and sixes while playing for India but never in our worst dreams had we thought that this man would stoop this low to win an election," party leader Manish Sisodia said.
Meanwhile, BJP Delhi spokesperson Harish Khurana called them as "baseless". "It is very much possible that these people (of AAP) circulated or got this distributed by themselves," he said.