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Will hang myself in public, says Gautam Gambhir on pamphlet row

13 May 2019

"One of the biggest issues in East Delhi is women's security, cutting across classes, be it women living in poorer localities like Trilokpuri and Kalyanpuri, who struggle with illegal alcohol and drugs being sold on the streets to women who live in Vivek Vihar and Mayur Vihar who feel they can not step out of their homes at night". She said she had left her hookah only to go vote for Prime Minister Modi. Gambhir is pitted against Congress candidate Arvinder Singh Lovely and AAP's Atishi, both of whome reported Rs 5 crore and Rs 1 crore assets, respectively, in their affidavits.

"If BJP and Gautam Gambhir can do this with an empowered woman then how will he ensure security to rest of the women?"

Gambhir has denied all the charges and has sent defamation notices to Atishi, AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

Manish Sisodia, meanwhile, threatened to file a counter suit in the matter and said he would be sending a notice for defamation to him.

A day of drama marked the end of the election campaign in Delhi, with BJP candidate from East Delhi and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday vowing to "hang myself in public" if his opponent, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s Atishi can prove that he circulated a slanderous pamphlet against her.

East Delhi, the most urbanised in Delhi after the New Delhi seat, is among the Capital's seven parliamentary constituencies polling on Sunday.

The BJP leader also alleged that the statements were made to cloud the impression of voters in East Delhi constituency with the sole attempt to manipulate the mindset of voters.

"She is healthy and at her home", he said.

A photograph was circulated in which Gautam was seen seated inside the vehicle and standing atop the auto was a man who resembled Gambhir.

Atishi alleged the pamphlets containing derogatory remarks on her as well as her family were distributed by the BJP at housing complexes. "And this duplicate is a Congress leader in reality", Sisodia said. While 2,54,723 voters are in the age group of 18 and 19, there are 40,532 electorate with disability who would be provided pick up and drop facility.

Will hang myself in public, says Gautam Gambhir on pamphlet row