AAP in fresh crisis: Delhi CM Kejriwal accepted Rs 2 crore from Satyendra Jain, alleges Kapil Mishra; Sisodia rubbishes charges
New Delhi :
Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra levelled serious charges against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying that Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain gave Rs two crore to Delhi chief minister in front of him. Kapil Mishra alleged that it was necessary to put all facts in public domain against Satyendra Jain. Mishra said that Satyendra Jain had managed a land deal worth Rs 50 crore for Kejriwal's relatives.
While addressing the media persons, Mishra said Satyendra Jain is facing charges of money laundering and what he said would also be proven right when Jain would go to jail.
Mishra was removed by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from the cabinet as Delhi water minister after the announcement of expose by him. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced Kapil Mishra’s removal citing mismanagement in water distribution. Sisodia further added that total two people have been included in the cabinet, Kailash Gahlot and Rajendra Gautam.
Earlier, he met the Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal before the press conference.
Here are the updates:
# 02:39 PM
Sanjay singh, Ashutosh leave Arvind Kejriwal's residence
The allegations levelled by Kapil Mishra are baseless in nature, and it do not merit a response- Manish Sisodia
# 12:27 PM
Satyendra Jain will go to jail, and i would be proven right: Kapil Mishra
Serious charges levelled by Kapil Mishra against Kejriwal-Ajay Maken
Serious charges levelled by Kapil Mishra against Kejriwal-— Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) May 7, 2017
Will be addressing a Press Conference at 1PM at DPCC
# 12:11 PM
Kejriwal has no right to remain in power, he should immediately tender his resignation- BJP leader Shyam Jaju
I have said many times, Arvind Kejriwal is directly involved in corruption and he should immediately resign, says Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari
Watch the full video of Kapil Mishra's press conference:
It was sleepless night for me after witnessing Kejriwal accepting rs two crore from Satyendra Jain
Why had they praised my work, if their was any complaint from public in water distribution and management
Satyendra Jain gave Rs 2 crore to Arvind Kejriwal in front of me-Kapil Mishra
When I became minister I sent a report against Sheila Dikshit to CM. What happened to that report after that everyone knows: Kapil Mishra-ANI
#11: 50 AM
Not a single charge of corruption against me, i have not given any position to my relatives
Will not leave party, AAP is my party, the party belongs to party
Kumar Vishwas avoids media, entered CM's residence from another gate
Kapil Mishra reaches Rajghat
Kapil Mishra says he witnessed "HIM" taking illegal cash
i have witnessed HIM taking illegal cash.. have shared all details with Lt. Gov.— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) May 7, 2017
चुप रहना असंभव था। कुर्सी क्या प्राण भी जाये तो जाए
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia reached Kejriwal's residence
AAP leader Kapil Mishra meets L-G Anil Baijal
# 10:41 AM
AAP leaders will lose their consious, says Kapil Mishra on expose
# 9:47 AM
I am founder member of AAP and will always remain in the party: AAP leader Kapil Mishra on the question of joining BJP-ANI
I am founder member of AAP and will always remain in the party: AAP leader Kapil Mishra on the question of joining BJP pic.twitter.com/8esiwH7EA2— ANI (@ANI_news) May 7, 2017
AAP leader Kumar Vishwas met Kejriwal at latter's residence. Senior leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh were also present at CM's residence.
AAP leader Kapil Mishra to meet LG Anil Baijal at 10:30 AM today pic.twitter.com/iPbFycUKuA— ANI (@ANI_news) May 7, 2017
On Saturday night, he claimed that he had submitted the details to the Delhi chief minister, saying that he cannot tolerate delay in the tanker scam report.
Mishra had said that he has named the people who are involved in the delay, and submitted a report to the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in this regard.
Will reveal big names, and maybe because of those names such a decision has been made: Kapil Mishra on his removal from Delhi Cabinet pic.twitter.com/5LzHPnA6zM— ANI (@ANI_news) May 6, 2017
“I had informed CM that I would submit names of those to Anti-Corruption Bureau, who are involved in the delay, will reveal big names, and maybe because of those names such a decision has been made,” said sacked Delhi water minister.
Reacting on the entire episode, Kapil Mishra had said, "This is my party, since 2004, I am part of this revolution and will not quit. Will remove the garbage."
"I was not informed of the decision and as per my knowledge, it was taken unilaterally by Kejriwal. The Cabinet or the Political Affairs Committee (the AAP's top decision- making body) was not involved," Mishra had said.
What is water tanker scam
The water tanker scam came to light when the AAP government took over the reign in 2015 and constituted a fact-finding committee to investigate in hiring of 385 stainless steel water tankers by the Delhi Jal Board in 2012, during Congress regime led by Sheila Dikshit.
Mishra had formed a five-member committee and the report was submitted to the Delhi chief minister in august 2015. The report highlighted alleged corruption of Rs 400 crore in awarding tenders for hiring water tankers.
The report had suggested to conduct a CBI or ACB probe in the matter , and last year th report was sent to the Prime Minister and Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.
Mishra had written a letter to the Prime Minister and the then Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung recommending a probe against Sheila Dikshit in connection with the alleged scam.
Later, in June 2016, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received the report forwarded by the Lieutenant Governor for further investigation. The ACB had filed an FIR in the case.
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit dubbed the allegations as ‘’politically motivated and baseless.”