In the stiffening political crusade, the East Delhi candidates Atishi Marlena of AAP and BJP's debutant Gautam Gambhir have yet again at loggerheads on Twitter, this time over 'debates'
Gautam Gambhir in an interview to a news media organisation claimed that he does not believe in 'dharnas and debates' in retaliation to which, Marlena has asked her opponent to rather enter the cricket academy in Delhi than politics.
Hammering his position in politics, the AAP candidate has questioned Gambhir, "if you don't believe in debates, then why have you entered politics?" further adding that he should rather join a cricket academy being instituted by the Delhi government, where he wouldn't have to debate.
The relentless to and fro has been underway for a while now, and only a day ago, Marlena wrote to the Returning Officer of the East Delhi Constituency against the cricketer-turned-politician for 'repeated violation of the Model Code of Conduct.
She accused Gambhir of distributing pamphlets without details such as the printer's name and quantity.
On Sunday, both the candidates got into a brawl over Gambhir's voter ID, wherein Marlena alleged that the BJP leader is listed twice in the electoral roll. Responding to which Gambhir targetted AAP's educationist saying that people without any vision engage in such "negative politics" and that the Election Commission would decide about the matter.
Earlier on Friday, Marlena tweeted a photo showing the electoral rolls of two constituencies (Rajinder Nagar(39) and Karol Bagh(23)) both featuring Gautam Gambhir's name. She alleged that Gambhir would face imminent disqualification from the Lok Sabha polls.
Following this, she has also filed a criminal complaint against the cricketer-turned-politician at the Tis Hazari court.
East Delhi Lok Sabha seat will witness a compelling triangular contest between three candidates - new entrant cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, Congress' Arvinder Singh Lovely and AAP candidate Atishi Marlena.
Delhi will see polling in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Phase 6 on May 12. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.