Aam Aadmi Party's East Delhi candidate Atishi Marlena on Sunday spoke to the media ahead of casting vote for the Phase 6 of the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
"What you call development never reached East Delhi. The development that happened in East Delhi has happened since AAP came to power but many issues remain to be addressed such as women's security and law and order. AAP will come to power from Delhi winning all seven seats and bring full statehood to the national capital," she said.
"Congress has reserved third place in every election. Even this time, the party will come in third place," she said when asked about the grand old party's chances
Marlena was embroiled in a controversy after she and AAP alleged that her opponent in the constituency from BJP Gautam Gambhir had distributed derogatory pamphlets against her.
AAP had held a media briefing in the nation's capital city on Thursday to address the malicious issue wherein a charge was made against the BJP candidate of distributing pamphlets claiming the party's East Delhi candidate to be a 'prostitute' furthermore appealing the voters to not vote for the 'prostitute'. Atishi Marlena blamed Gambhir for 'stooping very low' and broke down.
She said, "I am very much saddened for doing this press conference. I welcomed Gambhir when he filed his nomination. I admired him as a person. But he stopped very low for just an election. I don't want money and fame. Gambhir's team circulated a letter against me."
The AAP had on Friday sent a notice to the BJP and its East Delhi Lok Sabha seat candidate Gautam Gambhir demanding an apology for the derogatory pamphlet allegedly circulated against Atishi Marlena, failing which "appropriate legal proceedings will be initiated".
The notice demanded that both Gambhir and BJP render immediate "apology to the client (AAP), its leaders and candidate".
The AAP said the apology should be handed over to it personally in writing by BJP and Gambhir as well as should be printed in newspapers within 24 hours of receiving of the notice, failing which "appropriate legal proceedings will be initiated".