Gautam Gambhir (Left), Arvind Kejriwal (Right)
Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for accusing him of distributing pamphlet containing "obscene and derogatory" remarks against East Delhi AAP candidate Atishi.
In a series of tweets, Gambhir said: "I abhor your act of outraging a woman’s modesty @ArvindKejriwal and that too your own colleague. And all this for winning elections? U r filth Mr CM and someone needs ur very own झाड़ू to clean ur dirty mind."
"My Challenge no.2 @ArvindKejriwal @AtishiAAP I declare that if its proven that I did it, I will withdraw my candidature right now. If not, will u quit politics?" he asked, adding that he felt "ashamed to have a CM like @ArvindKejriwal."
Gambhir's strong reaction came after Kejriwal took to Twitter to attack the former Atishi's allegation, saying that he "never imagined Gautam gambhir to stoop so low".
"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," he tweeted.
Earlier in the day, Atishi broke down while reading a pamphlet containing "obscene and derogatory" remarks against her that she claimed has been distributed in the constituency by her BJP rival Gautam Gambhir.
Atishi, who was accompanied by Deputy Delhi Chief Minister Manish Sisodia during a press conference, broke down as she read out the pamplet in front of reporters.
She said she had welcomed Gambhir, a former cricketer, when he entered politics but now the BJP has stooped to an unexpected level.