New Delhi: As vowed on Saturday night, sacked minister of AAP government, Kapil Mishra came out with corruption allegations against none other than Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. He alleged that he has seen Health Minister Satyendra Jain handing Rs. 2 crores in hard cash to CM Kejriwal. Speaking to media on Sunday morning, Kapil asked, “where did the money come from? they must tell what was done with the money?” He earlier tweeted that he has “witnessed HM taking illegal cash.”
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called for a meeting with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and other leaders. Poet-turned-politician Kumar Vishwas also attended the meeting. However, it is reported that he left before the meeting came to an end. Incidentally, Kumar VIshwas’s rebellion was supported by Kapil Mishra, and his sacking is considered by some as a revenge against what he has done.
Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia who spoke to the media after the meeting with the emergency meeting with the CM said that the allegations are not even worth answering.
Earlier in the morning, Kapil Mishra met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on his way to Rajghat, where he promised to reveal the facts. He also claimed that he did not receive any official confirmation about his removal. He said that even L-G did not receive any communication, and it’s only media that got the news.
After meeting L-G and before reaching Rajghat, he tweeted, “I have witnessed HIM taking illegal cash… have shared all details with Lt. Gov. It is impossible to keep silent. Loss of power is nothing, ready to lose my life also.”
Claiming that AAP is his party, he clarified that he will not quit AAP.
Mishra supported Kumar Vishwas last week during his rebellion against the party chief. There were speculations then that Kumar Vishwas wanted to be the Chief Minister and he has half the MLAs’ support.
Targeting CM directly, he tweeted in Hindi that there is a huge conspiracy ahead of my press conference.. won’t stop, won’t bend. Kejriwal is dirctly calling up many AAP leaders and legislators.. he added.
BJP hit out at AAP saying that the party has lost the right to stay in power. While Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Saturday said that, “Despite Mishra’s efforts, water management was not up to the mark and there were complaints that water is not reaching people.”
The AAP government has set up an enquiry into the tanker scam last year and put the size of the scam at Rs. 400 crore and accused former CM Sheila Dikshit for creating artificial water scarcity to benefit the tanker mafia. And now AAP is blaming Kapil Mishra of inefficiency.
When Kapil was in the good books of Kejriwal, he was considered as the most vocal leader in the party. And he is also one of the leaders who contradicted the party’s stand on blaming Electronic Voting Machines for their defeat in DMC polls after Goa and Punjab defeats. Mishra claimed that party has to reconnect with people and find out the reasons for the defeat, at that time.
The Aam Admi Party is surely facing crisis internally, with leader after leader blaming him of mismanagement, bias and finally corruption. As Party chief and Delhi CM Kejriwal whiled away most of his time blaming Centre instead of concentrating on governance, people refused to vote for him. And the AAP exploded internally first with Kumar Vishwas bringing out the strife, now Kapil Sharma.