After BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir had sent a defamation notice to AAP leaders Atishi Marlena, Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia, AAP East Delhi candidate Atishi Marlena, on Friday has filed a complaint with Delhi Commission of Women against cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir alleging that the latter had distributed derogatory pamphlets about Marlena.
Speaking to ANI, she has also said that they (AAP) will file a complaint about the same at the Election Commission and Delhi Police.
Earlier on Thursday, AAP had held a conference in the nation's capital city to address the malicious issue wherein a charge was made against the BJP candidate of distributing pamphlets claiming Marlena to be a 'prostitute' furthermore appealing the voters to not vote for the 'prostitute'. Marlena broke down during the conference blaming Gambhir for stooping to new levels.
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."
Subsequent to the press brief, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal calling out Gautam Gambhir cited the 'safety of women' if people of 'such mentality' are voted in power.
Hours after this conference Gambhir has filed a defamation case against AAP convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Delhi CM Manish Sisodia and his election contender from AAP Atishi Marlena.
In the notice addressed to Atishi Marlena, Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia, Gambhir has denied any relation to the alleged pamphlet and/or deplorable contents.
"Statements made by the Noticees are baseless, without any foundation, extraneous, false and vexatious in nature as such statements have no iota of truth," the defamation notice reads.
He has asked the AAP leaders to withdraw all the statement made against him in the matter. The BJP leader has further demanded an unconditional and unqualified apology for defaming him with the false and baseless allegation.
On Friday, Gambhir has openly challenged Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Keriwal to quit politics if he is unable to prove the charges he had made against him. BJP's Gautam Gambhir will face AAP's Atish Marlena for the East Delhi constituency which goes to polls on May 12.