The contentious BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir accompanied by his family exercised his franchise in New Delhi in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections.
In fray with AAP's Atishi Marlena and Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely, the East Delhi candidate spoke exclusively to Republic TV before casting his voting.
Urging voters to exercise their democratic power, he said that the party has made achievable promises unlike the big promises made, taking a potshot at Arvind Kejriwal's AAP.
He said, "I'd like to say Delhi should get out, the youth should get out, you have a very strong power so use it because you are deciding your future for the next five years. You have a strong democratic power, you must definitely use it."
"We have already given our promises to Delhi, we will only promise what we can achieve, we won't give fake promises and this was the initiative of my campaign. Four and a half years back big promises were made," he added.
Interacted with voters and visited a temple before casting his vote in the New Delhi constituency at a polling booth in Old Rajinder Nagar.
Speaking to the media Gambhir shared that women safety is their "topmost priority"
"I have already said in my vision and document how serious we are when it comes to women's safety and that is our topmost priority."
In a back-and-forth skirmish on the East Delhi constituency, on Friday AAP sent a notice to BJP and Gautam Gambhir demanding an apology for the derogatory pamphlet allegedly circulated against Atishi Marlena, failing which "appropriate legal proceedings will be initiated".
Whereas, earlier on the same day, 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.
On Sunday, 59 constituencies, six states and one Union territory will go to polls to seal the fate of 979 candidates in the 2019 Parliamentary elections.
Voting will take place for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eight seats each in West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, seven in Delhi and four in Jharkhand.