Atishi pamphlet row: Gambhir terms it AAP conspiracy

Atishi pamphlet row: Gambhir terms it AAP conspiracy

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New Delhi, May 9 : Refuting allegations of circulating 'derogatory' pamphlet against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) East-Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Atishi, cricketer-turned-politician and BJP's nominee for the parliamentary seat Gautam Gambhir on Thursday alleged it to be a conspiracy by AAP to win elections.

Reacting on AAP's allegation, Mr Gambhir in a series of tweets, charged AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal of 'outraging a woman's modesty'."I abhor your act of outraging a woman’s modesty Arvind Kejriwal and that too your own colleague. And all this for winning elections? You are filth Mr CM and someone needs ur very own 'Jhaadu' (broom) to clean your dirty mind," Gambhir tweeted.

Challenging Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Ms Atishi to prove that he has done this, Gambhir said that if it was proved he will withdraw his candidature and asked them whether they will quit politics if they were proved wrong. "My Challenge no 2 @ArvindKejriwal @AtishiAAP I declare that if its proven that I did it, I will withdraw my candidature right now. If not, will u quit politics?," Mr Gambhir said.Expressing dissapointment over the same, Mr Gambhir said, "I feel ashamed to have a CM like @ArvindKejriwal."

Earlier in the day, AAP east Delhi candidate Atishi broke down during a presser here, and alleged that a 'derogatory ' pamphlet against her is being circulated by rival party BJP nominee and cricketer turned politician Gautam Gambhir against her in the areas falling under the parliamentary constituency.

Addressing a joint press conference here along with senior party leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Ms Atishi broke down while reading the 'derogatory' pamphlet against her, and questioned Mr Gambhir what he would do for the women of east Delhi.

"My only question if he (Gambhir) can circulate such pamphlet against me. What will he do for the women of East Delhi?," Ms Atishi asked.Elections to seven parliamentary seats in Delhi will be held on May 12.