In a decision taken during the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) meeting on Monday evening, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has suspended its rebel leader Kapil Mishra from party’s primary membership – this was in wake of Mishra challenging the party leaders to ‘try and sack him’. The meeting was chaired by AAP convernor Arvind Kejriwal and the decision was taken hours after Mishra held a press conference where he accused Health Minister Satyendar Jain of helping the Delhi CM to settle land deals worth Rs 50 cr for his brother-in-law.
Speaking to PTI, a source present in the PAC meeting said, “Kapil Mishra has been suspended from the party’s primary membership.” On April 7, Mishra had alleged that Kejriwal has taken Rs 2 crore in cash from Jain. On April 6, party sacked Mishra as the water minister of the national capital on the grounds of poor performance.
Earlier in the day, Mishra in his press conference had dared the party to sack him even after he accused Kejriwal and other AAP leaders of corruption charges. He has also submitted the evidence to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) against Kejriwal in connection with the water tanker scam and is likely to meet the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on April 9 to register a complaint.
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As per a report by Indian Express, Mishra had also claimed that the Delhi CM chair has changed Kejriwal and he is no more the same corruption crusader he used to be. Speaking to reporters Mishra today said, “The Arvind Kejriwal we have worshiped and prayed for is not the same man today. The post of chief minister has changed him. I want to ask him one thing, will he leave the post after Satyendar Jain goes to jail?”
“Satyendar Jain told me that he has arranged a 7-acre land deal in Chattarpur for Arvind Kejriwal’s brother-in-law’s Bansal family. Being a PWD minister, he also fudged bills up to Rs 10 crore in the department to benefit Kejriwal’s relative,” Mishra added further.
The sacked water minister, at the press conference, also issued an email id – email@example.com – where people from across the world can complain of alleged corruption in the AAP.