Gautam Gambhir (ANI)
Gautam Gambhir (ANI)

Election Commission asks Delhi police to register case against Gautam Gambhir

  • BJP's East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir had held a public meeting without permission
  • Gambhir is contesting against Atishi from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Arvinder Singh Lovely from the Congress

New Delhi: The Election commission on Saturday asked the Delhi police to register an FIR against BJP's East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir for holding a public meeting without permission.

This comes as political rivals are working to disqualify Gambhir as a complaint was filed against him on Friday for holding two voter ID's.

The cricketer turned politician is contesting elections from East Delhi constituency for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is contesting against Atishi from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Arvinder Singh Lovely from the Congress.

The returning officer in East Delhi asked the police to take note of the matter after Gambhir held a public meeting in Jangpura, east Delhi constituency without permission.

Amidst the controversy Gambhir has been updating his Twitter account on his upcoming election schedule. The BJP candidate will hold a road show in Seemapuri.

The development comes less than a day after AAP's Atishi filed a criminal complaint against Gambhir and accused him of being enrolled as a voter in two constituencies.

"First, Discrepancies in nomination papers. Then, Criminal offence of having 2 voter ID's. Now, FIR for illegal rally. My question to @GautamGambhir: When you don't know the rules, why play the game?," Atishi said in response to the development.

PTI contributed to this story

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