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Lok Sabha Polls: Gautam Gambhir sends Defamation notice to AAP Leaders; demands ‘Unconditional Apology’

The Cricketer-turned-Politician and BJP East Delhi Candidate Gautam Gambhir on Thursday sent a defamation notice to AAP Leaders including its Chief Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Candidate Atishi Marlena for making allegations against him of distributing pamphlets with derogatory remarks about AAP Candidate.

Gautam Gambhir in the notice demanded an ‘Unconditional Apology’ from AAP Leaders. The notice sent to AAP Leaders stated, “You noticees (three AAP leaders) are called upon to
tender an unconditional and unqualified apology to our client for defaming him
with the false and baseless allegations.”

It further said that he will initiate further legal action, both civil and criminal, in case the noticees are failed to tender an unconditional apology.’

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Nominee further alleged that Statements made by AAP leaders in social media and press are done to make an impression voters in East Delhi area with the sole attempt to manipulate the mindset of voters.

“Shri @GautamGambhir sends defamation notice to @ArvindKejriwal, @msisodia and @AtishiAAP asking them to withdraw their false statements and apologize or else legal proceedings would be initiated against them”, tweeted BJP Delhi while attaching the copy of defamation notice.

The development came after Atishi Marlena and Manish Sisodia earlier in the day held a press conference and alleged Gautam Gambhir of distributing pamphlets with derogatory remarks to AAP East Delhi Candidate.

‘Never imagined Gautam Gambhir to stoop so low. How can women expect safety if people wid such mentality are voted in? Atishi, stay strong. I can imagine how difficult it must be for u. It is precisely this kind of forces we have to fight against’, tweeted AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal.

“Mr @GautamGambhir! You want to be elected by distributing these handbills against me and Atishi? Shame on you Mr Gambhir! People of East Delhi know me and Atishi very well but through these handbills you have introduced yourself. This is your character”, tweeted Manish Sisodia slamming Gautam Gambhir.

Responding to allegations, BJP Candidate Gautam Gambhir attacked Arvind Kejriwal. In a series of tweet, Gambhir said, “I abhor your act of outraging a woman’s modesty and that too your own colleague. And all this for winning elections? U r filth Mr CM and someone needs ur very own झाड़ू (Jhadu) to clean ur dirty mind”.

He further said, ‘My Challenge no.2 I declare that if its proven that I did it, I will withdraw my candidature right now. If not, will u quit politics?’.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Candidate Gautam Gambhir in a run-up to the national polls is pitched against AAP’s Atishi and Arvinder Singh Lovely of Indian National Congress.

Lok Sabha Polls 2019 has already begun and is being held across Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19. Counting of Votes and Results for the mega Battle of ballots will be announced on May 23.

Delhi for all 7 Lok Sabha Seat will vote on May 12.

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