Aam Aadmi Party on Friday accused BJP’s East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir of using a lookalike during a roadshow.
AAP’s candidate Aatishi, Gambhir’s rival for East Delhi constituency, posted a photo of what looked like Gambhir sitting inside a car and said: “Gautam outside, Gambhir inside”.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the incident was an example of the “mahamilwat” between Congress and BJP.
Tweeting a picture of Gambhir sitting inside a car, Sisodia said: “Gambhir is sitting inside an AC car due to scorching heat, while his lookalike who is a Congress leader is campaigning on his behalf.”
AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj posted a video clip to “show” how a look-alike could be used to fool people and wondered if there was anything “cooking” between the Congress and the BJP.
The BJP, however, dismissed the allegation as AAP’s attempt to stir up a controversy something “minor”.
BJP leader who’s in charge of East Delhi Rajiv Babbar said: “In this series of spreading misinformation they today said that a party worker campaigned in place of Gautam Gambhir, which is absolutely false”.
Babbar said that Gambhir felt unwell because of the heat and that he sat in the front seat of his campaign vehicle for 10-15 minutes while party workers who were campaigning continued to wave at the crowds.
“Waving of hands by workers atop campaign vehicles is a normal practice. Had Gautam Gambhir not been inside the vehicle we could have considered it wrong but in the present case when he was visible for all to see, the BJP feels it’s just one more controversy by opponents,” he claimed. Agencies