Rakhi Sawant of the Rashtriya Aam Party on Thursday filed a complaint against Aam Aadmi Party leader Mayank Gandhi at the Oshiwara police station for allegedly insulting and defaming her in a newspaper story. Sawant said she would also lodge a complaint with the state Election Commission.
Gandhi, AAP’s candidate for the Mumbai North West constituency, was quoted in a city tabloid on Thursday as saying that no one serious would vote for Sawant.
“Majja maar ne waale Rakhi Sawant ko vote denge,” he is quoted as saying.
The police have registered a non-congnisable offence against Gandhi. “Further investigation is underway,” said Nasir Pathan, senior inspector.
Sawant said Gandhi was attacking her personally to divide voters in the constituency. “He is trying to turn voters against me. How will he contest elections when he does not respect women? He has harassed and defamed and attacked me personally. I will file an FIR soon and write to the EC to take stringent action against Gandhi,” said Sawant.