The Aam Aadmi Party today accused BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir of circulating "derogatory" pamphlets on AAP leader Atishi. AAP, in a series of tweets, said, "If you have the strength, do read this pamphlet of BJP's Gautam Gambhir being distributed in East Delhi societies".
The war of words between the political parties has turned ugly just days ahead of the sixth phase of national elections on Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this morning took a jab at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying "even your slap will be a blessing." He was responding to a remark by Ms Banerjee on Monday.
PM Modi is also scheduled to hold rallies in UP today. "Both Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are witnessing great support towards BJP," PM Modi tweeted this morning ahead of his public meetings. The Prime Minister said he looks to take forward the NDA's "development agenda" to locals in the said cities through these rallies.
A day after PM Modi held an election rally in Delhi's Ramlila Maidan and continued his attack against the Gandhi family, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will be addressing the public at the same venue. His sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will also hold poll rallies in UP in Pratapgarh, Jaunpur and Sultanpur.
Here are the live updates of Lok Sabha elections 2019:
Gautam Gambhir, the BJP's East Delhi candidate, said today that he would file a defamation case after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused him of circulating an offensive pamphlet on his rival Atishi. The former cricketer also pledged to quit politics, even if it meant resigning the day he won the election, if AAP proved the allegation.
PM Narendra Modi in Purulia, West Bengal: I want to assure you, that the infiltrators that 'didi' and TMC have made their cadres, they will be identified. Those who trouble our daughters and the cultured Bengalis here, they will be identified pic.twitter.com/iT53IfbibW- ANI (@ANI) May 9, 2019
PM Modi today replied to Mamata Banerjee's "tight slap" remark saying...."I am told Didi has said she wants to slap me. Didi...oh Didi....I call you Didi. I respect you. Your slap will be a blessing for me," PM Modi said. Read here.