The former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) minister Kapil Mishra who was suspended from the party after he alleged that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal took money from another party leader Satyendar Jain began his fast protest on Wednesday morning. “I am sitting on a ‘Satyagraha’ till I get a clarification on details of international travel expenses of some senior AAP leaders,” he said. Meanwhile, social activist Anna Hazare has asked CM Kejriwal to come forward and say that he is ready for an investigation, reported news agency ANI. Hazare also questioned suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra for staying silent when he saw Kejriwal accepting Rs. 2 crore. Mishra has also handed over the documents in connection with the corruption charges to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Here are the live updates:
7.20 pm: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said the resignation of former Punjab AAP convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich ‘Guggi’ from the party is a “direct result of the moral degradation” in the outfit.
6.20 pm: Newly elected BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa today requested Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal that the cost incurred on yesterday’s special session of Delhi Assembly be recovered from the AAP.
5.20 pm: Kapil Mishra attacked: AAP leader Kapil Mishra has been reportedly attacked at the venue where he is sitting on a hunger strike. Several news channels reported that a person, who claimed himself to be an AAP supporter, attack Mishra.
4.30 pm: Meanwhile, trouble is mounting for the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab as well. Senior leader Gurpreet Singh Gugghi, who was recently removed from the post of party’s state unit chief, has quit.
1:20 PM: “It’s very important to understand what was shown in the Delhi assembly yesterday and what it implies. It was shown that the EVM which looks like the EVM used by the EC can be hacked if it has different chips or micro controller. The chips used by election commission in their EVMS are not capable of being manipulated through any software, however there is no evidence. It shows that it is possible for such a thing to happen,” Prashant Bhushan told ANI.
12:10 PM: While speaking to ABP News, AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj who gave a demonstration in the Delhi assembly said EVMs can be hacked even in last 10 days before the election.
10:45 AM: “I am sitting on a ‘Satyagraha’ till I get a clarification on details of international travel expenses of some senior AAP leaders. It is not a dharna but a satyagraha. I would like to send out a message to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to put out the details of the foreign tours of his five AAP leaders-Satyendra Jain, Ashish Khetan, Raghav Chaddha, Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak in public domain,” Mishra was quoted saying by ANI.
10:22 AM: Here is an image of Kapil Mishra from his protest:
10:10 AM: Kapil Mishra wrote a letter to Arvind Kejriwal seeking details of international travel expenses of five AAP leaders:
अरविंद केजरीवाल जी से सविनय निवेदन pic.twitter.com/MyQJO026MG
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) May 10, 2017
10:00 AM: “I got a threat also from an international number. But I am not afraid of anything,” Mishra said before starting his fast protest. He also wrote another letter to Arvind Kejriwal and posted it on Twitter.
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) May 10, 2017
9:45 AM: “I am feeling very saddened about such allegations on Arvind Kejriwal. He was always with me when we fought against corruption. While fighting against the corruption, he became the Chief Minister. His own party’s minister has now put allegations on him for accepting Rs. 2 crore. Why had the concerned minister not revealed to the public earlier when Kejriwal accepted the money? Now, he is putting allegations after being ousted from the party. This is not right,” Anna Hazare told ANI on Wednesday morning.