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09/05/2019 3:51 PM IST | Updated 09/05/2019 6:38 PM IST

Atishi Breaks Down Over 'Derogatory' Pamphlet, AAP Accuses Gautam Gambhir

Gambhir, who is pitted against Atishi in East Delhi, said he will withdraw his candidature if AAP can prove that he did this.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s East Delhi candidate Atishi on Thursday broke down during a press conference where the party accused her BJP rival Gautam Gambhir of circulating a pamphlet containing “obscene and derogatory” remarks against her.

She said she had welcomed Gambhir, a former cricketer, when he entered politics but now the BJP had stooped to an unexpected level.

“I have only one question for Gautam Gambhir. If he is doing this against one woman, what will he do for the lakhs of women in east Delhi who are worried about their safety,” Atishi was quoted as saying by NDTV.

AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Never imagined Gautam Gambhir to stoop so low. How can women expect safety if people wid such mentality are voted in?”

BJP has denied the allegations, according to the NDTV report.

Gambhir later tweeted that he will withdraw his candidature if AAP can prove that it was done by him. He also said that he will file a defamation case, according to ANI.

AAP spokesperson Akshay Marathe told the TV channel that the party would file a criminal complaint over the publication and distribution of the pamphlet.

(With PTI inputs)