Gambhir demands proof after AAP's Atishi accuses him of distributing 'derogatory' pamphlets against her

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 09, 2019, 06.26 PM(IST)

File photo: Former cricketer and BJP candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir greets his supporters during an election roadshow for Lok Sabha elections, in New Delhi. Photograph:( PTI )

Story highlights

Gambhir further demanded Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal to step down in case no proof is found against him

Bharatiya Janata Party's East Delhi candidate and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Thursday denied Aam Aadmi Party's Atishi's allegations of distributing pamphlets containing "obscene and derogatory" remarks against her and said he will "quit politics" if the allegations are proved. 

Gambhir demanded that Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal to step down in case no proof is found against him. 

"If they can get a proof, I'll resign right now and if they get a proof by 23rd I'll resign on that particular day. But if Arvind Kejriwal does not get the proof, does he accept the challenge that he will leave politics forever on 23rd?" Gambhir stated. 

He also noted that he will file a defamation case against AAP. 

×

"You can't tarnish someone's image just like that if you don't have the proof. I have never given a negative statement against anyone so far in my election campaigning," he said. 

Gambhir took to Twitter and in a series of tweets slammed Arvind Kejriwal. 

×

"I feel ashamed to have a CM like Arvind Kejriwal," Gambhir tweeted out. 

"I abhor your act of outraging a woman’s modesty Arvind Kejriwal and that too your own colleague. And all this for winning elections? Ur filth Mr CM and someone needs ur very own 'jhaadu' to clean ur dirty mind," read his tweet. 

Gambhir's outburst came shortly after East Delhi AAP candidate Atishi, earlier today, broke down while reading a pamphlet containing "obscene and derogatory remarks against me'' that she claimed has been distributed in the constituency by her BJP rival.

The BJP, on its part, charged the AAP with stage managing such incidents.

Atishi alleged the pamphlets containing derogatory remarks on her as well as her family were distributed by the BJP at housing complexes.

"I had welcomed Gambhir myself when he joined politics but I never imagined that he would stoop to this level in the Lok Sabha polls," Atishi said.

"I have only one question for Gautam Gambhir. If he is doing this against one woman, what about the lakhs of women in east Delhi who are worried about their safety," Atishi said.