AAP Files Criminal Complaint Against Gautam Gambhir Over Allegation of Two Voter IDs
AAP East Delhi candidate Atishi said it is a criminal matter and called for his "immediate disqualification".
File photo of Gautam Gambhir.
New Delhi: The Aam Admi Party has accused BJP's East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir of holding two voter IDs and has filed a criminal complaint against him in Tis Hazari Court over the issue.
AAP East Delhi candidate Atishi termed it criminal and has called for his "immediate disqualification".
"We have filed a criminal complaint in Tis Hazari Court against Gambhir," she said. She alleged that the cricketer-turned-politician has two voter IDs of Rajendra Nagar and Karol Bagh, and he faces upto one year in prison for this offence.
The court will hear the matter on May 1.
Delhi chief minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter and said, "Voters shud not waste their vote on someone who will get disqualified soon (sic)."
Voters shud not waste their vote on someone who will get disqualified soon. https://t.co/qU0QLl6JK8— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 26, 2019
"Will the Election Commission remain silent? How can a person with two voter IDs contest polls?," AAP leader Sanjay Singh said in a tweet.
क्या अब भी चुनाव आयोग ख़ामोश रहेगा? क्या गौतम गम्भीर का नामांकन रद्द होगा? आख़िर दो जगह से मतदाता होकर कोई चुनाव कैसे लड़ सकता है? https://t.co/TFqsDSYM3h— Sanjay Singh AAP (@SanjayAzadSln) April 26, 2019
However, Gambhir has denied the allegations and accused the AAP of making baseless claims. "First they makes allegations, then go to court and then they apologise," cricketer-turned-politician said.
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