Taking a jibe at the ongoing rift in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), senior advocate and former AAP member Prashant Bhushan revealed that whatever the truth is in Kapil Mishra’s corruption charges against Delhi CM, but he was also one of Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘handpicked diamonds’. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter earlier today, Bhushan said, “Whatever the truth in Mishra’s charges, remember he was AK’s handpicked ‘diamond’ who led physical attack on my 90Yr father at AAP’s NC meet.”
In a report by Indian Express, Kapil Mishra was a crucial cog in the AAP and many of the claims made by Delhi CM regarding good governance were made on the back of providing free water in the national capital – the ministry under which this falls was headed by his now estranged colleague Mishra.
Soon after being sacked as the Delhi water minister, Kapil Mishra levelled corruption charges against Arvind Kejriwal and post that several political bigwigs have expressed their anger and grief towards the party. Mishra has alleged Kejriwal and other AAP leader Satyendar Jain of being involved in a Rs 2 cr money laundering act. Apart from this, Mishra also said that he has evidence for several such corruption acts that happened within the party and that he will soon submit the proof to the CBI.
Earlier in the day, Mishra held a press conference to inform the media that he will soon lodge an FIR against the Delhi CM in the alleged bribery cases. “I am writing this open letter to Arvind Kejriwal and want to start by informing that I am going to the CBI today. Please do bless me Kejriwal ji, I am going to file an FIR against you and your corrupt party members,” Mishra had said.
You might also want to see this:
Hours after Mishra’s press conference, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari attacked Kejriwal over the corruption row and has also demanded his resignation as the Delhi CM. Speaking to reporters, Tiwari said, “People of India know Arvind Kejriwal is a liar. Their own minister is accusing AAP and thus he should resign from his post.” Tiwari also urged people of Delhi to come out and protest against CM and his government which is steeped in corruption, and added that the BJP will go to Election Commission at 4 pm to take this issue further.