Kapil Mishra assaulted by man claiming to be AAP worker, party denies link

Kapil Mishra was sacked from the primary membership of the party after he made corruption charges against party's national convener Arvind Kejirwal.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 10, 2017 10:30 pm
kapil mishra, kapil mishra attacked, kapil mishra assaulted Kapil Mishra was assaulted by a supporter of Aam Aadmi Party at dharna site on Wednesday.

Former Delhi minister Kapil Mishra was assaulted at the site of his hunger strike on Wednesday. The attacker, identified as Ankit Bhardwaj, was caught by Mishra’s supporters and handed over to the police. Speaking to the media, he accused Mishra of abandoning the Aam Aadmi Party. “Nobody has sent me here, I have come on my own. I am an AAP worker,” Bhardwaj claimed.

Mishra did not comment on whether Bhardwaj is a volunteer of the party, as claimed by him. However, he said the man had threatened to kill him. “The guy came running, put his hands on my neck and said he would kill me. My aides caught hold of him and the police came and whisked him away,” said Mishra.

The AAP has said Bharadwaj has no link with it and is working for the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the BJP. The BJYM has also denied having any link with Bharadwaj.

Mishra was sacked from the primary membership of the party after he made corruption charges against party’s national convener Arvind Kejirwal. He had earlier said he received death threat after he levelled charges against Kejriwal.

A day after he was removed as the water minister from Delhi cabinet, Mishra had alleged that he had seen health minister giving Rs 2 crore bribe to Kejriwal. The Aam Aadmi Party rejected Mishra’s charges as baseless and suspended his party’s membership.

Mishra, who began his hunger strike on Wednesday morning, has been demanding senior AAP leaders to disclose details of the travel expenses incurred during their foreign trips. “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 told the media.

Mishra alleged that AAP leaders — Satyendra Jain, Ashish Khetan, Raghav Chaddha, Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak — used “illegal money” to fund their foreign trips. He also claimed that he has been receiving death threats over the phone.

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    SK Gupta
    May 11, 2017 at 4:01 am
    AAP has become the main opposition party! Congress is gone!
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      Raj K
      May 11, 2017 at 2:04 am
      Chaddi Gang Bhakts always spreading lies about AAP. Corrupt see everyone corrupt. This agent working for RSISIS to harm AAP after he was sacked and was happy till he was minister. He even a accused a dead man on the day of his death. Such shameless greedy playing in the hands of crooks.
      1. Manohar Sharma
        May 11, 2017 at 12:08 am
        Kejriwal Paagal Ho a.
        1. R
          May 11, 2017 at 12:01 am
          Problem with AAP is along with many opportunists and corrupt elements represented by Kejitrwal and his gang of criminals, there are many who inspired by Anna really took AAP and kejri sweet talk of anti corruption movement seriously. Many have left AAP once they realized that kejirwal is a con artist. This Kapil Mishra may sound like loud mouth as he is protesting corruption in same was all AAP felows used to do initially, and kejirwal's problem is how to real with real anti corruption crusaders who are part of AAP as they turn againt him also once his corruption is exposed! How long he can call everyone who exposes him as BJP agent? Soon it will be Kumar Vishwas's turn!
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            Poda De
            May 10, 2017 at 11:02 pm
            Vare Wah - Topiwala (my foot) the Kejariwala is such a highly self-made talented person that he has ultimately reached the position of Pitiability & Unenviability ! Bluffer-Bafoon !
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