(L) Atishi; (R) Gambhir

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.

“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 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.

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