Gautam Gambhir, the BJP’s candidate for the East Delhi Lok Sabha seat, on Sunday accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of negative politics after his rival Atishi stated him of holding two voter identity cards.
“When you don’t have a vision and have done nothing in the last 4.5 years, you make such allegations, EC will decide this. When you have a vision you don’t do such negative politics,” stated Gambhir as saying.
Atishi had lodged a criminal complaint against the former cricket star for allegedly holding two voter ID cards – one from Karol Bagh and another from Rajinder Nagar. She moved a Delhi court to investigate the matter. The court has listed the matter for May 1.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari had earlier described AAP’s complaint against Gambhir as a conspiracy.
Gambhir also found himself in the Election Commission’s line of fire which pulled him up on Saturday for “holding a political rally without taking the permission”. He had held a massive roadshow in Delhi on Tuesday ahead of filing his nomination from East Delhi.
The cricketer-turned-politician joined the BJP on March 22.