Cricketer-turned-politician and BJP's East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir on Thursday stated that he will file a defamation case after Aam Aadmi Party alleged that he circulated pamphlets with derogatory remarks about Atishi Marlena.
Speaking exclusively to Republic Bharat, Gautam Gambhir reiterated that he will quit politics if AAP would present proof against him in the matter, adding that he had made sure during his election campaigning that he will not speak negatively about any party or candidate.
"I have come from a family where I have five women in my family - my mother, my sister, my wife and my two daughters. I know it from my heart how much I respect women. From the day I started campaigning on April 23, I have made it sure that we will not talk ill or negative about a candidate or a party. I have into politics to do positive politics. I have come here to do something good for the people of East Delhi constituency after my party chose me as the candidate," Gambhir said.
He further stated that he will quit politics if AAP would provide any proof against him in the matter, adding that he will file a defamation case as well.
"You can ask that question to her. If they any proof against me, if you think I did that, then you can file a criminal case against me. I am ready to stand in any court and face any charges. But I will definitely file a defamation case. I will serve the legal notice If they have proof then I have already said that I will quit politics. The game should be fair," he added.
AAP's East Delhi candidate Atishi Marlena on Thursday alleged that her opponent Gautam Gambhir circulated pamphlets that questioned her morals and contained objectionable and deeply offensive remarks about her. Addressing a press briefing in the matter, Atishi broke down while reading the contents of the pamphlet, following which posed one question at BJP's Gautam Gambhir.
Responding in the matter, Gautam Gambhir later took to Twitter and said he would withdraw his nomination if proven to be guilty in the matter. Furthermore, he unsparingly challenged the AAP chief to quit politics if he fails to prove the same.