‘Gautam Gambhir is using a duplicate to run his election campaign’
The former Indian batsman turned politician, Gautam Gambhir has been a mainstay in the news recently due to his bid to contest the elections for the Indian National Assembly (Lok Sabha) under the leadership of Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The former skipper of the Indian national team is not new to controversy and has been involved in a few public incidents on and off the cricket field.
The East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency will witness a three pronged contest between Gambhir, AAP’s Atishi and Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely.
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia claimed today, Friday that BJP’s East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir has been replaced with an imposter to run his campaign so that he could avoid the unbearable weather conditions.
Tweeting the pictures, the AAP leader also claimed that the alleged impersonator is a Congress worker and not the retired ex-cricketer.
ये कांग्रेस और बीजेपी की महामिलावट है. गौतम गम्भीर ए.सी. गाड़ी में नीचे बैठे है. उन्हें धूप में समस्या है. उनकी जगह उनका हमशक्ल कैंप लगाकर खड़ा है. कार्यकर्ता ‘डुप्लीकेट’ को गौतम गम्भीर समझकर माला पहना रहे हैं.
और जो डुप्लीकेट है वो असल में कांग्रेसी नेता है. https://t.co/bT0k0QYVSG
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) May 10, 2019
“This is the mahamilavat between Congress and BJP. Gautam Gambhir is sitting inside an AC car as he has issues standing in sunlight. Instead of him, his lookalike is standing on top of the car wearing a cap. Party workers are garlanding the ‘duplicate’ Gambhir. And this duplicate is, in fact, a Congress worker,” Sisodia tweeted. Gambhir, however, has not responded to the AAP’s charge as of yet.
Gambhir has also been in the news recently after Pakistan’s iconic All-rounder Shahid Afridi recently released his much talked about autobiography which claimed that Gambhir “had no records, just a lot of attitude” which did not sit well with the BJP election candidate and initiated a war of words on social media which has since simmered down.