The Delhi ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Friday sent a legal notice to Bharatiya Janata Party Candidate Gautam Gambhir over the ‘derogatory’ pamphlets against AAP Candidate Atishi. The party in the notice demanded an apology in writing from the former Cricketer.
The Party also stated that Gautam Gambhir should publish the apology in print media within 24 hours with “true and correct facts”. The party further said failing to do so, will invite further legal action, both civil and criminal.
The notice sent by AAP to East Delhi Candidate stated, “In view of the above, you are hereby called upon to render immediately a complete, express, unqualified and unambiguous apology to our client, its leaders and its candidate for inflicting the libel upon them, which must be tendered to our client personally in writing by you as well as well as printing the same along with true and correct facts in Delhi as well as across India within 24 hours“.
While Atishi earlier in the day reached out to Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) with a complaint on the same issue. Speaking to ANI, Atishi said, “If BJP and Gautam Gambhir can do this with an empowered woman then how will he ensure security to rest of the women?
“We have filed a complaint with Delhi Commission of Women, we will soon file a complaint with the Election Commission and Delhi Police“, she added.
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The development came after BJP Nominee from Delhi East Lok Sabha Seat Gautam Gambhir 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.”
Atishi Marlena and Manish Sisodia had on Thursday held a press conference and alleged Gautam Gambhir of distributing pamphlets with derogatory remarks to AAP East Delhi Candidate.
However, responding to the allegations, former Cricketer said that he will withdrawal his nominations if charges are proved against him.
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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