NEW DELHI: Sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra+ , who has levelled corruption charges against Arvind Kejriwal, on Tuesday challenged the AAP chief to contest election against him.
“You are trying to remove me from the assembly, I challenge you to contest the elections against me, from any seat. Let’s fight the election from my Karawal Nagar seat or even your New Delhi seat. If you believe that people are with you, then I am ready to resign,” Mishra said while reading out a letter addressed to his ‘Guru’ Arvind Kejriwal.
Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal Ji … will he respond
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP)
May 9, 2017
In the letter, Mishra tells Kejriwal that he is going to lodge an FIR against the AAP chief today with a heavy heart.
“I am writing this open letter to Arvind Kejriwal. I want to start by saying that I will be
going to the CBI+ today. Kejriwal ji, you know the deals that I am not talking about. I know everything that is happening; I will tell the CBI everything,” Mishra said, adding, “I will do what he (Arvind Kejriwal) used to do.”
Mishra says sorry to Kejriwal and also seeks his blessings for his fight against corruption.
“Today I am launching my crusade against the same Arvind Kejriwal, from whom I have learnt to fight against corruption, to fight for truth,” Mishra said in the open letter.
“Since yesterday, I have received 211 complaints of corruption against party and the government. Whatever happened behind the veils in the past two years is painful. You along with few of your colleagues have broken trust of people,” suspended Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra claimed.
Meanwhile, Delhi government has called for one-day special session of the Assembly today and it is expected to be a stormy affair.
Kapil Mishra’s allegations of bribery against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal+
are likely to be strongly countered by the AAP MLAs in the assembly.
Mishra also said that Kejriwal would try to defend his position and get his ministers to trumpet his tune of innocence but that will not help Delhi CM this time.
“Kejriwal will have the support of all AAP ministers while I am alone in this fight, ” Mishra said, adding that it would not be a deterrent, as his will is strong.
Yesterday, Mishra said he had shared with the ACB all the evidence related to the tanker scam that dates back to Congress leader Sheila Dikshit’s tenure as chief minister.
“I told the ACB officials how Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal deliberately delayed the report and how public money was misused.
“Also, I told them how Kejriwal along with his two men affected the tanker scam probe. The government also tried to shield Sheila Dikshit again and again. ACB will call me again for a detailed investigation,” he told reporters after the meeting,” he said.
The bombshell prompted calls from the BJP and Congress for Kejriwal’s ouster+
, but AAP stood solidly behind its leader, insisting there was no merit in the allegation.
The Rs 400 crore tanker scam relates to alleged irregularities in the hiring of private tankers to supply water.