Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) East Delhi candidate Atishi on Sunday wrote to the Returning Officer of the constituency to bar her rival, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Gautam Gambhir, from campaigning for 72 hours and also register an FIR against him for repeated violation of the model code of conduct.
In her letter, Atishi told the cricketer-turned-politician had violated the poll code twice in the past three days. “I beg to file my formal complaint against Gambhir for holding a rally at 9.30 a.m. on April 28 in Dilshad Garden without any permission from the Election Commission. The rally by him is a violation of the poll code,” she wrote.
As per the AAP leader, though the EC ordered an FIR against Gambhir for his first violation, it “seems to have had no effect on him and he continues to willfully violate the code showing his utter disregard for the EC.”
In the light of repeated willful violations, she requested the Returning Officer to “register an FIR against him and to bar him from campaigning for 72 hours.”