AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took bribe of 2 croreMay 08, 2017 10:49
AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken a bribe of 2 crores, alleges his colleague water minister and founder member of Aam Admi Party, Kapil Misra. The sacked Delhi Water Minister, Kapil Mishra, will go to the Anti-Corruption Bureau office to give more evidence of wrong doing by the ruling AAP chief.
Mishra had triggered a political storm by claiming that he had saw the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal taking Rs 2 crore in cash from Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. The charge was categorically rejected by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia as "unsubstantiated".
"Day before yesterday (Friday), I saw Jain hand over Rs 2 crore in cash to Kejriwal at his residence. When I asked about the money, Kejriwal refused to answer," Mishra told the media, a day after being sacked on Saturday.
Mishra said many issues had been raised against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the past, including irregularities in funding during the Punjab elections, "but we always thought Kejriwalji did not have knowledge about them.''
"We had faith in him and always thought he would make things right. But I cannot stay silent after what I witnessed," he added.
"Kejriwal has no moral right to hold the post of Chief Minister. He must resign immediately," Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party President Manoj Tiwari said. "I have said a number of times that Kejriwal is directly involved in corruption. Mishra's allegations prove that point."
"The Centre, the Anti-Corruption Bureau and the CBI should immediately take action and register an FIR against Kejriwal," Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken told the media.
Social activist Anna Hazare had said that he was deeply saddened by the latest controversy surrounding his former protege and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. "I am deeply saddened by whatever I saw on television," Hazare told media.