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Gambhir hits out at AAP over dual-voter complaint

Former cricketer rubbishes claim
Gautam Gambhir greets supporters during a roadshow in New Delhi on Saturday

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 28.04.19, 11:08 AM

Gautam Gambhir, the cricketer turned politician, has asserted that he possesses only one voter identity card, adding that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was making baseless allegations against him.

Gambhir is contesting against AAP’s Atishi from the East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.


“I have only one voter ID card from Rajender Nagar. I used to live with my maternal grandparents as a child on Ramjas Road (in Karol Bagh), but I never voted there,” he said.

The BJP candidate was responding to Atishi’s claim that he had two voter identity cards from the Rajender Nagar and Karol Bagh constituencies.

He alleged the AAP candidate was making allegations against him as she had nothing to talk about with voters during campaigning.

“When you have no vision for the people or nothing else to talk about, you make allegations like these,” Gambhir said.

Meanwhile, a Delhi court had on Friday decided to hear Atishi’s criminal complaint against Gambhir in this regard on May 1.

The AAP nominee had filed the complaint against Gambhir for allegedly enrolling as a voter in more than one constituency in violation of the Representation of the People Act (RPA).

She had also raised objection over the nomination papers filed by the former cricketer which were rejected by the returning officer of the polls.

Gambhir said he believed in “positive politics” and would campaign with a vision to make East Delhi one of the best Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi, and avoid indulging in a blame game with his opponents in the polls.

The Congress has fielded former Delhi minister Arvinder Singh Lovely from the seat. 

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