AAP crisis: Both sides, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and suspended leader Kapil Mishra have entered a stage of mutual acrimony and accusations and counter-accusations, with the rebel MLA initially starting by alleging that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accepted Rs 2 crore from Delhi PWD Minister Satyendar Jain and thereafter accusing him of money laundering during the demonetisation period and providing false information to the Election Commission and the Income-Tax department. He even threatened to physically catch Kejriwal by the collar and throw him in Tihar jail. AAP has rubbished Mishra’s accusations and in turn accused him of acting on a script written by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Here is the 3-point defence of AAP against latest allegations by Kapil Mishra:
1) In press conference, held after Mishra’s press brief, AAP claimed that the leaders under question funded their own foreign trips or were invited by other governments and that there was no wrongdoing involved.
2) AAP claims that the Axis Bank cheques provided as evidence by former AAP member Neil Terrance Haslam were ‘fabricated’. AAP members want Kapil Mishra to share ‘evidence’ he has against them in all the charges that he has made.
3) On Rs 2 cr row, AAP wants Kapil Mishra to furnish the time and details of his visit to Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. AAP claims Mishra had not visited Kejriwal’s residence in the period he is saying.
AAP spokesperson Sudhir Bhardwaj in a tweet said that AAP MLAs Shiv Charan Goyal and Naresh Yadav will file a criminal & civil defamation case against Mishra. Kapil Sharma accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of money laundering, hiding account statements from Election Commission and the Income-Tax department.