EC accepts Gambhir's affidavit

Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir had some anxious moments on Wednesday as objections were raised on his election affidavit and his nomination was put on hold, but it was cleared later.

Objection on the nomination of Gambhir, BJP's East Delhi candidate, was raised by AAP candidate Atishi who alleged that there were"issues" with the affidavit submitted by him. However, poll authorities accepted the nomination later in the evening.

"The stamp paper which has been furnished is dated April 23, 2019 whereas the notarial stamp on two of his affidavits have a date of April 18 and April 19 respectively," the AAP candidate said in a statement.

After examining her allegation, poll office said, "Gambhir's nomination was examined by the authorities and has been accepted," a senior official of the Delhi CEO Office said.

The AAP had also raised objections on nominations filed by sitting South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri.

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