Following Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Kapil Mishra’s startling claims against Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendra Jain, the Centre on Monday said the development has completely exposed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Taking a dig at AAP’s humiliating defeat in the recent elections, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar told the media, “AAP has lost the trust and faith of the people of Delhi and the nation and the latest development has clearly exposed the former.” “AAP, who boasts about zero tolerance against corruption are now themselves embroiled in all corruption related controversies”, he added.
Kapil Mishra, who was sacked form the state cabinet, today submitted the documents related to the tanker scandal to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), while saying that he also apprised the agency about the misuse of the government money. “I informed the ACB about the misuse of the government money by the AAP. I also informed that the state government was trying to shield corrupt Sheila Dikshit. I have also given information of the tanker scam to the ACB,” he said after leaving from the ACB office.
Earlier in the day, Mishra demanded a lie-detector test for Arvind Kejriwal, state Health minister Satyendra Jain and himself. Triggering a row, Mishra yesterday made a shocking revelation, alleging that he “saw” Jain giving Rs. 2 crore to Kejriwal. “Day before yesterday, I saw Satyendra Jain giving Rs. 2 crore to Arvind Kejriwal and I wasn’t able to sleep the entire night,” he said in a press briefing.
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Mishra also claimed that he urged the Chief Minister to disclose as to from where he got the money.”There are several allegations on money laundering and black money against Satyendra Jain which are known to all. It is known to all that before holding the post of Delhi Cabinet Minister and after taking the oath, he gave a prominent position to his daughter and other relatives,” he said.
Asserting that nobody would accept allegations against the Delhi Chief Minister, Mishra said that he has sought more time from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prove the charges.
However, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia flatly rejected the charges dubbing it ‘absurd and baseless’.”There is nothing much that I can say about the baseless allegations that he has charged against us today. These things are not even worth answering, nobody is going to believe in it,” said Sisodia in a press briefing.
Earlier on Saturday, shortly after being removed from the post of state Water Minister, Mishra said he may have been axed for saying he would submit the names of those people involved in the tanker scam to the ACB. “It has nothing to do with the MCD polls, and till now, I have not received any official confirmation so far. But I met Arvind Kejriwal this morning, and I said that it has been a year since the report on the tanker scam was tabled and no action has been taken,” Mishra told ANI.
However, sources close to Kejriwal claim that Mishra did not meet the Chief Minister and neither had he submitted any papers related to the tanker scam.