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Hope Gautam Gambhir Not His Duplicate Says AAP

By Preeti Sigh On 26 May, 2019

The AAP Saturday took a dig at newly-elected East Delhi Lok Sabha lawmaker Gautam Gambhir, saying he should meet people on the dusty roads and not "cheat them" by sending his duplicate as he did during the campaigning period. In a statement, Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said, "We offer our best wishes to all seven BJP MPs and expect them to work on Delhi Police, DDA (Delhi Development Authority) and MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi). All of these departments are directly under their central government and lot needs to be done in them. "Gambhir was cheating (the) public (by) using his duplicate to campaign in (the) hot afternoon while he was sitting in air-conditioned car. Public will forgive him if he himself meets people on dusty and sunny roads of Delhi." During campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls, Delhi Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia had alleged Mr Gambhir was using a "duplicate" to campaign for him in order to avoid the heat. The Aam Aadmi Party leader had shared pictures of the alleged impersonator on Twitter, claiming the man was actually a Congress leader. Mr Gambhir won the East Delhi seat, beating nearest rival Arvinder Singh Lovely from the Congress by a margin of over 3.91 lakh votes. AAP's candidate Atishi stood third. Ahead of the polls, the AAP had accused Mr Gambhir of distributing "obscene and derogatory" pamphlets about Ms Atishi, an Oxford University alumnus.

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