Atishi vs Gambhir: Vendor says he was paid to insert pamphlets
New Delhi : Amid the blame game between Aam Aadmi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party, the news paper vendor has accepted that he was paid to put 300 derogatory pamphlets former’s East Delhi candidate Atishi.
Speaking to a leading media daily, a newspaper vendor claimed that he was paid the ‘standard rate of Rs 15 per 100 pamphlets’ to insert 300 ‘derogatory’ pamphlets against AAP candidate for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in the newspapers.
“I received 300 of the pamphlets from a vendor early Thursday morning, and put them between newspapers. My employees then distributed them to homes across A and C blocks, Yojana Vihar, and some houses in Savita Vihar,” he was quoted as saying in a report by The Indian Express, while revealing that not only him, but a few other vendors were also given the pamphlets to distribute.
Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had alleged that the act has been done by BJP's Gautam Gambhir. While, the cricketer-turned-politician said that he will resign from politics if the charges are proved.
The party, during a press conference, highlighted the case and read out the objectionable contents of the pamphlet.