Man Linked To 400-Crore Scam Funded AAP Leaders' Russia Trip: Kapil Mishra

Kapil Mishra, who remains suspended from the party following his rebellion - going public with corruption allegations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal -- has asked the party chief to answer nine questions.

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Man Linked To 400-Crore Scam Funded AAP Leaders' Russia Trip: Kapil Mishra

Kapil Mishra has launched the "Let's clean AAP" campaign to rid AAP of the "few people who are corrupt".


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Kapil Mishra has accused Arvind Kejriwal of money laundering
  2. The AAP suspended Kapil Mishra from the party following his rebellion
  3. Mr Mishra was sacked as minister by Arvind Kejriwal earlier this month
Kapil Mishra, the sacked water minister of Delhi, today launched what he called a "movement" to clean up Aam Aadmi Party with another sensational allegation: That a man under investigation over a Rs 400-crore scam, funded the foreign tours of two of its senior leaders, Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh.

Mr Mishra, who remains suspended from the party following his rebellion - going public with corruption allegations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal -- has asked the party chief to answer nine questions. The first question was whether Mr Kejriwal was aware that the foreign trips of Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh foreign trip was sponsored by Sheetal Prasad Singh, who is being investigated in the high-security number-plate scam.

The case -- in which the charges of vehicle registration were allegedly increased ten-fold to extract money from vehicle owners - is being investigated by the Anti-Corruption Branch, after the BJP wrote to its chief Mukesh Meena last year.

AAP dismissed the allegations, with its spokesperson Nagendar Sharma tweeting that Mr Mishra has been handed a "wrong script". AAP said the inquiry into the number plates scam was ordered by Saurabh Bharadwaj, the legislator who recently gave a live demo in Delhi Assembly on how to hack Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

A probe into the scam was ordered by Mr Bharadwaj, who was a minister in the 49-day government in 2014, but the decision was reversed by former Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, Mr Sharma tweeted.
In January 2016, the Delhi government again sent the file on the scam to the ACB despite the LG having sent it for arbitration on the company's request, Mr Sharma said.

The party though, was silent on the other question of Mr Mishra:  Whether Mr Kejriwal was aware of who had sponsored the Russia trip of Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh it. Mr Singh has claimed he had gone to Russia to attend a wedding and his hosts had sponsored it.

Mr Mishra, who has averaged one allegation a day since his sacking, has quit the fast he undertook last week after falling ill during a media conference. Removed from the post of Delhi's water minister by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for what he called "non-performance", Mr Mishra has accused Mr Kejriwal of money laundering. The AAP rubbished the charge and claimed the BJP was using Mr Mishra to spread lies about the party.

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