With elections around the corner, the battle lines have been drawn and yet another controversy has emerged. This time AAP has accused the BJP and its candidate Gautam Gambhir of using sexist jibe against their candidate, Atishi.
Atishi, AAP candidate from East Delhi's Lok Sabha seat broke down at a press conference today and accused BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir of distributing derogatory pamphlets against her.
Accompanied by Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, she read out the pamphlet in front of the reporters.
Battle for #Delhi turns ugly. @AamAdmiParty candidate @AtishiAAP alleges @GautamGambhir violated #MCC; breaks down while reading out the derogatory circular being distributed by BJP attacking her#IndiaVotes #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/RbX8CE52zh— Mirror Now (@MirrorNow) May 9, 2019
The said pamphlet reportedly calls her a 'prostitute' and also claims that she is in an affair with Manish Sisodia. Moreover, it addresses the Delhi CM as a 'Kutta' and the Deputy CM as 'Kanjar'.
This is a picture of the purported pamphlet below:
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also took to Twitter stating that he never expected the former cricketer to stoop to such lows.
Never imagined Gautam Gambhir to stoop so low. How can women expect safety if people wid such mentality are voted in?— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 9, 2019
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
Gambhir meanwhile, has denied the allegations and said that he would withdraw his candidature if the allegations against him were proven.
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
I feel ashamed to have a CM like @ArvindKejriwal— Chowkidar Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 9, 2019
Earlier, Atishi had accused Gautam Gambhir of holding two voter ID cards.