AAP has accused Kapil Mishra of making "baseless and wild allegations" after being sacked as minister
New Delhi: After his threats to expose Arvind Kejriwal, sacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) minister Kapil Mishra went to the CBI today with large yellow envelopes that he said contained proof. Those envelopes, he supplied when asked, had his statements, but he didn't clarify whether that was all he had to show for his allegation that Mr Kejriwal had taken bribe. The CBI has said it will verify and examine the allegation. This morning, Mr Mishra dramatically called Mr Kejriwal his mentor and sought his blessings and "forgiveness" before filing complaints against him.
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Mr Kejriwal tweeted last evening that "truth will prevail" and today's special one-day sitting of the Delhi assembly would mark the beginning.
The Chief Minister posted today about a reveal in the assembly about a "big national conspiracy".
Kapil Mishra said he had taken to the CBI his complaint alleging that he saw Mr Kejriwal take Rs 2 crore from another minister, Satyendar Jain, at his home last Friday.
Mr Mishra was suspended by the party yesterday, shortly after he dared his leadership to expel him. Today, he challenged Mr Kejriwal to fight him in an election.
He has revealed that he will file two more FIRs - one on "how Mr Jain has benefited close relatives of Mr Kejriwal in illegal land deals" and another on foreign tours using "illegal money" by AAP leaders including Mr Jain, Ashish Khetan and Sanjay Singh.
"If they don't give details of their foreign trips, I will be on a hunger strike tomorrow,"Mr Mishra vowed.
Yesterday, the sacked minister spoke to the anti-corruption branch or ACB of the Delhi police. Despite his public pronouncements, ACB chief Mukesh Meena - whose acrimonious history with Mr Kejriwal and AAP is well-known - denied receiving any formal complaint.
Mr Mishra also said yesterday that Mr Jain had told him about helping Mr Kejriwal's brother-in-law with a 50-crore deal. AAP tore into the former minister for naming Mr Kejriwal's relative, who died on Monday morning. "Have some humanity. Not even two hours after the cremation, allegations are being made against the person," said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
Mr Jain has emphatically denied the allegations and asserted that he was not even present at Mr Kejriwal's residence on the day he was believed to have handed over the cash to the Chief Minister.
AAP has accused Mr Mishra of making "baseless and wild allegations" after being sacked as minister for poor performance.