HIGHLIGHTS: AAP refutes Kapil Mishra’s allegations, Opposition demands Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation

Kapil Mishra said: "I saw Satyendra Jain giving 2 crore rupees to Arvind Kejriwal at his residence. "

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 7, 2017 9:44:17 pm
Kapil Mishra tweeted: “i have witnessed HIM taking illegal cash.. have shared all details with Lt. Gov.” (Source: Twitter/Kapil Mishra)

Sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra on Sunday alleged that he saw Health Minister Satyendra Jain giving Rs 2 crore to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. “I saw Satyendra Jain giving 2 crore rupees to Arvind Kejriwal at his residence. How did Satyendra Jain get the cash? I asked Kejriwal to offer a apology. But Kejriwal is silent,” Mishra said. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia rubbished the allegations saying that they don’t merit a response.  He said perhaps Mishra is unhappy over being removed as a minister.

HIGHLIGHTS: 

9.00 pm I am going to ACB office on 11 am, in the morning. I am going to give two person’s names to ACB in connection with tanker scam, Ashish Talwar and Vibhav Patel: Kapil Mishra

5:17 pm

5.00 pm Anna Hazare has said that he is disheartened with allegations against Kejriwal. “Kejriwal became CM due to fight against corruption in Delhi, and the news of allegations on him today is saddening. Dukh hota hai, poora desh aasha se dekh raha hai humari taraf aur hum logon par aisa aarop hona kahan tak sach hai,” said Hazare.

2.40 pm: Kumar Vishwas, who was recently made AAP in-charge of Rajasthan, said: “I can never imagine Arvind Kejriwal indulging in corrupt practices, even his enemies won’t believe it.”

2.16 pm: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to resign from his post immediately.  Addressing a press conference, Tiwari said: “He (Mishra) raised this issue before the chief minister earlier. He asked Kejriwal to apologise to the party for taking money from Satyendra Jain. What was the outcome of the meeting? They sacked him from the party.”

Demanding Kerjiwal’s resignation, Tiwari said: “You don’t have the moral right to remain as chief minister of Delhi. Kejriwal must must resign immediately. He has left behind even the likes of Lalu Prasad Yadav in terms of corruption.”

2.00 pm: Speaking with news channel NDTV, Puducherry L-G Kiran Bedi called for an independent investigation. “Whether they (allegations) are proved or not is not the issue. When such allegations are made, they must be probed. It is like any other complaint. This matter requires an independent investigation,” Bedi said. On AAP refusing to comment on the allegations, Bedi said that the party has the right to defend itself.

1.10 pm: Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken, addressing the press, said: “Kapil Mishra made serious allegations. He himself saw that Satyendra Jain gave Rs 2 crore to Arvind Kejriwal. It is an affidavit he gave before the entire country. Shunglu committee has also raised corruption charges against the AAP government. Not a single FIR was filed based on the Shunglu committee. When no report has been filed then how can we believe that the Centre is serious in fighting against corruption. A case must be registered under Prevention of Corruption Act.”

1.00 pm: “The day Satyendra Jail goes to jail, I will stand vindicated. It’s just a matter of few days,” Kapil Mishra tweeted.

12.45 pm: 

12.30 pm: Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia rubbished the allegations levelled against AAP leaders by Mishra. “Today, the allegations made against the party do not merit a response. Nobody will believe it,” he said.  Sisodia added that perhaps Mishra was unhappy that he was removed as minister.

12.15 pm: Reacting to the claims, Congress leader Ajay Maken took to Twitter demanding answers. “Now, Kapil Mishra alleges that he has himself seen Satyendra Jain giving Rs 2 crores cash to Kejriwal! This is a serious charge! Any answers?” he tweeted.

12.00 pm: Mishra concludes his press conference at Raj Ghat.

11.57 am:  “Satyendra Jain had told me that he settled land deals worth Rs 50 crore for Kejriwal’s relative,” alleged Mishra.

11.55 am: “I could have been sacked before too. I was being praised initially by every AAP leader. There were no talks of me being sacked. Now the timing of the sacking raises questions,” he said.

11.52 am: Raising questions over the funds received by the AAP ahead of the Punjab polls, Mishra alleged that he saw AAP Minister Satyendra Jain  give Rs 2 crore to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.  “I trusted Kejriwal, whom I thought to be clean. There were several funding related issues in Punjab. I though Kejriwal would act on it. I had this trust in him since two years. But two days back, I saw Satyendra Jain giving 2 crore rupees to Arvind Kejriwal at his residence. How did Satyendra Jain get those cash? I asked Kejriwal to offer a apology. But Kejriwal is silent,” he said.

11.50 am: Claiming that he was sacked after he spoke out against corruption within the party, Mishra said that he is ready to give evidence to the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation. “I had sought appointment with the ACB before being sacked,” Mishra said.

11.48 am: “Was Kejriwal lying to the public of Delhi since 2015? Within one month of becoming minister, I made a report against Sheila Dikshit. When I wanted to meet the anti-corruption bureau, everyone knows what had happened. After writing the letter, I met Kejriwal. I am exposing after I was dismissed by the chief minister,” he said.

11:25 am: Kapil Mishra will be briefing the press shortly.

11:00 am: Kapil Mishra finishes meeting with Lieutenant governor.

10:30 am: Kumar Vishwas reaches Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s residence.

Earlier, Mishra said he would expose all the names involved in the scam. After the meeting, with out mentioning any names, the sacked water minister alleged in a tweet that he has seen “HIM” taking “illegal cash”. Mishra added that it was impossible for him to remain quiet and that he is ready to sacrifice even his life in his fight against corruption. Earlier, when asked whether he would be joining the BJP, Mishra said: “I am founder member of AAP and will always remain in the party.”

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