A day after sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra met LG Anil Baijal and made shocking allegations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendra Jain, Baijal on Monday forwarded Mishra’s complaint to the Anti-Corruption Branch. Meanwhile, Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi, reacted to the chain of events by posting on Twitter. Gandhi wrote on Twitter: “The thing I like about the truth is, it has a habit of coming out.” He also attached an Indian Express report in his tweet.
On Sunday, the former water resources minister had alleged that he saw Jain give Rs 2 crore to party supremo Kejriwal. “I saw with my own eyes Satyendra Jain giving Rs 2 crore in cash to Arvind Kejriwal at his residence. When I asked Kejriwal, he said such things happen in politics and it will be revealed later,” Mishra had told reporters after paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial at Rajghat. He had also alleged that Jain, the Health and PWD minister in AAP government, told him “personally” that he had “settled a land deal of Kejriwal’s relative”.
The thing I like about the truth is, it has a habit of coming outhttp://t.co/ktaWgvJDRN
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) May 8, 2017
The Opposition reacted quickly by seeking an inquiry into the allegations and Kejriwal’s resignation. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari had said that the L-G should ‘examine the possibility of recommending the dismissal of the AAP government to the President’. This development has given a shot in the arm to BJP and Congress. AAP, however, had stood solidly behind its leader, insisting there was no merit in the allegation. It will be interesting to see how Kejriwal and his party manage to weather-the-storm. And over and above this is the Rs 400 crore water tanker scam simmering in the background.
Following a drubbing in the recently concluded MCD elections, the party has been mired in internal conflicts. Kapil Mishra, who was earlier sacked as a minister, today went to Anti-Corruption Bureau Headquarters and submitted ‘evidence’ against the Delhi CM and said he will approach CBI.