1. AAP crisis: Kapil Mishra breaks fast after 6-day ‘satyagraha’

AAP crisis: Kapil Mishra breaks fast after 6-day ‘satyagraha’

The leader accused party leadership of lying to the Election Commission (EC) about donations and laundering money through shell companies, before he fainted midway through the presser and was hospitalised.

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 15, 2017 9:39 PM
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Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra on Monday broke his fast after sitting on a protest for close to six days and was thereafter discharged from the hospital where he was admitted after he had fainted at a press conference on Sunday. Mishra, soon after being discharged from the hospital, said he would go to the offices of the CBI and the Central Board of Direct Taxes to lodge complaints against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Mishra had earlier termed his fast as “satyagraha” against Kejriwal. However, not impressed by Mishra’s gesture, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia took a jibe and said that there couldn’t be a ‘satyagraha’ on the basis of lies.” The former water minister has alleged Kerjriwal was involved in “massive” financial irregularities while taking donations for the party.

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The leader accused party leadership of lying to the Election Commission (EC) about donations and laundering money through shell companies, before he fainted midway through the presser and was hospitalised. Addressing a press conference, Mishra made stunning claims about donations received by the party. He also alleged that the AAP had over Rs 45 crore in its bank account during the financial year of 2013-2014 whereas the party in its declaration to the EC had showed an income of around Rs 9 crore. Mishra, showing the necessity to broke fast, said doctors at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital refused to discharge him until he broke his fast.

Mishra had been on a fast for the past six days in protest against the Aam Aadmi Party’s refusal to disclose details of five party leaders’ travels abroad. “Doctors won’t discharge until i start taking liquids. I hv to go to CBI and CBDT. starting on liquids now (sic),” he tweeted. “Tmrw case of Hawala, Black Money, Money Laundering & Operating thru shell companies will be filed in CBI & CBDT against Arvind Kejriwal Ji(sic),” he said on another tweet.

 

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