Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has slammed cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir for his alleged ‘obscene and derogatory’ against East Delhi Aam Aadmi Party candidate Atishi and wondered ‘how Indian cricket produced such a misogynistic bigot’.
“Cricket is often called a gentleman’s game. Wonder how Indian cricket produced such a misogynistic bigot. Everyone can vouch for the tremendous change @AtishiAAP has brought in public schools. Just because you can’t discredit her on that account, doesn't mean you indulge in slander,” Mufti tweeted.
Earlier, Mufti had blocked the former cricketer after they exchanged sharp barbs with one another on the issue of autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir.
Gambhir, who joined BJP last month, had a go at the PDP leader after she claimed that scrapping Article 370 will mean India's Constitution will no longer be applicable in the state and that if Indians do not understand it, they will "disappear" and their "story will be over".
Gambhir retorted to her remarks, saying "This is India not a blot like you that it will disappear," drawing a sharp response from Mufti.
She had said, "Hope your political innings in the BJP is not as abysmal as your cricket career."
Meanwhile, 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."