New Delhi, May 9, 2019:
Aam Aadmi Party’s East Delhi candidate Atishi on Thursday alleged that her opponent, BJP’s Gautam Gambhir, had distributed lakhs of pamphlets that questioned her morals and were full of very objectionable and deeply offensive remarks (like calling her a ‘prostitute’) about her.
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Reading out the contents of the pamphlet, Atishi broke down twice at a press conference and said she is very pained on seeing it. She asked how women would feel safe if men like him get elected.
BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir circulated derogatory pamphlet about @AtishiAAP in East Delhi constituency. Language in this pamphlet is so abusive and low that everybody will feel ashamed while reading it – @msisodia pic.twitter.com/CarlHgppz7
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) May 9, 2019
“Never imagined Gautam Gambhir to stoop so low,” AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal tweeted after party accused him of circulating “derogatory pamphlet” on its candidate Atishi.
Gambhir denied the allegation in strong terms and said would quit politics if the charge is proven. He further alleged that the AAP has tried to frame him in order to win the election. In a series of tweets, he told CM Arvind Kejriwal he “abhors his act of outraging a woman’s modesty and that too his own colleague. And all this for winning elections?”
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 declare that if it’s proven that I did it, I will withdraw my candidature right now. If not, will u quit politics?” he asked Kejriwal.
Meanwhile, the internet has been quick to come to the defence of the AAP candidate and the Twitter trend #IstandwithAtishi is one of the topmost trends on Twitter as of this moment.