Atishi congratulated Gambhir and said that she will “always be available for help and collaboration for the betterment of East Delhi”.
He is a former India opening batsman, who retired from cricket in December last year. Announcing his retirement, he had said that the “irritable noise of ‘It’s over Gauti’” has triumphed over his will to continue.
Gambhir joined the BJP in March this year and was given a ticket fro East Delhi constituency He had said that he joined politics to find solutions to problems faced by people.
The Gambhir and Atishi battle had turned bitter right before Delhi went to polls on 12 May. Atishi had accused him of circulating a pamphlet which contained “derogatory” language against her. BJP had denied the allegations with Gambhir saying that he will withdraw his candidature if AAP can prove its claims.