High drama was witnessed outside Delhi Chief Minister’s Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Friday as sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra and his supporters, tried to meet the Delhi CM, but were stopped by the police.
Mishra and his supporters raised slogans and sat on a protest there after they were denied entry into Kejriwal’s Civil Lines residence.
Mishra was seeking a hearing with Kejriwal at his ‘janta darbar’ (public meeting) to raise “corruption” charges against him and his cabinet colleague Satyendar Jain.
Mishra said, “I have come here with just 15 to 20 people. What is a janata darbar when the janata itself is not welcome here?”
As Mishra had earlier said that he would attend the public meeting, police had barricaded the area around the CM’s residence to prevent the sacked minister and his supporters.
“We have come here with a demand to convene a special session of the Delhi Assembly at the Ram Lila Maidan to discuss corruption charges against Kejriwal and Jain, but we were not allowed to proceed,” Mishra told reporters here.
He also sought the resignation of Kejriwal and Jain, saying that they don’t have the “moral right” to continue after corruption charges emerged against them.
Mishra was also accompanied by the mother of late AAP leader Santosh Koli, who also demanded a CBI probe into the death of her daughter.
Koli, an AAP candidate from Seemapuri, had met with an accident in June 2013 and died. The party calls her a “martyr” who took on the ration mafia in the national capital.
Suspended AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, who has been launching attacks at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, was on Friday denied entry to Kejriwal's residence, following which a heated argument broke out between him and Delhi Police officials.
The rebel leader had earlier on Friday said that he will meet Arvind Kejriwal at his Janta Darbar in Delhi on Friday. Taking it to Twitter, he also said that he will be accompanied by Santosh Koli’s mother.
Last week, Mishra had announced the launch of “India Against Corruption-2” to take on AAP chief Kejriwal.
“We will meet Mr Kejriwal at his janta darbar and demand his resignation as well as a probe,” Mr Mishra said, adding there should “resignation before investigation,” he had said.
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Mishra, who held the water and tourism portfolios in the Delhi government, was first removed from the cabinet for “non-performance”. He was subsequently suspended from AAP after he alleged that party supremo Kejriwal accepted “Rs 2 crore in cash” from Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
Since then, Mishra has been levelling allegations, mostly related to alleged financial irregularities in the AAP government. He has also staged a hunger strike seeking details of the foreign trips of some top leaders of the party.
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(With PTI inputs)