Appreciate Kapil Mishra's honesty, CBI should step in now: Mayank Gandhi

| Updated: May 07, 2017 21:24 IST

Haridwar (Uttarakhand) [India], May 7 (ANI): After ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra claimed to have seen Cabinet Minister Satyendra Jain give Rs. two crore to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, former AAP leader Mayank Gandhi demanded a proper investigation by the Crime Branch of Investigation (CBI) into the charges. "We were hearing this from last many days that some dealings in cash were going on. Kejriwal used to say that they have no funds but we have seen the way elections were conducted. We have seen Kejriwal conducting big rallies, meetings, or campaigning. But today Kapil Mishra has exposed him by saying that he himself seen this. I appreciate this move by Kapil Mishra. There are needs to be a proper investigation by CBI. Prima Facie I think this allegation is correct. Those who were talking about corruption, himself found involved in this," Gandhi told ANI. Meanwhile, he also suggested AAP leader Kumar Vishwas to take a step forward and share the information that he has against Kejriwal. Mishra on Sunday made a shocking revelation and alleged that he saw Jain give Rs. two crore to Kejriwal. "Day before yesterday, I saw Satyendra Jain giving Rs. two crore to Arvind Kejriwal and I wasn't able to sleep the entire night," he said in a press briefing after meeting Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. Mishra also claimed that he urged the Chief Minister to disclose as to from where he got the money. "There are several allegations on money laundering and black money against Satyendra Jain which are known to all. It is known to all that before holding the post of Delhi Cabinet Minister and after taking the oath, he gave a prominent position to his daughter and other relatives," he said. Pledging to remove corrupt people from the party, he said that he will go to all the higher authority and make the revelation about these things. However, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has flatly rejected the charges as absurd and baseless. "There is nothing much that I can say about the baseless allegations that he has charged against us today. These things are not even worth answering, nobody is going to believe in it," said Sisodia in a quick press briefing. Earlier on Saturday, shortly after being removed from the Delhi Cabinet, Mishra said he may have been axed for saying he would submit the names of those people involved in the tanker scam to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB). "It has nothing to do with the MCD polls, and till now, I have not received any official confirmation so far. But I met Arvind Kejriwal this morning, and I said that it has been a year since the report on the tanker scam was tabled and no action has been taken," Mishra told ANI. "I had told him that I will submit the names of the responsible persons to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB)," Mishra added. He said he would expose the names involved in the tanker scam on Sunday. However, sources close to Kejriwal claim that Mishra did not meet the Chief Minister and neither had he submitted any papers related to the tanker scam. "I have also written a letter to the ACB and have sought appointment from them. I will expose everyone involved in the scam and will apprise the ACB," he added. He also denied that he was ousted for supporting AAP leader Kumar Vishwas. Mishra tweeted that he was the only minister who has not come under the CBI scanner and has not been charged with corruption. "I am the only minister with no corruption charges. No CBI enquiry against me," he said. This decision came soon after the AAP suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the BJP in the recently concluded MCD polls. Recently, a rift developed within the party after Amanatulla Khan had alleged that Vishwas was planning a coup against Kejirwal. Vishwas had threatened to quit the party before Kejriwal and other senior AAP leaders managed to assuage his hurt feelings and appointed him in charge of the AAP's affairs in Rajasthan. Meanwhile, Rajendra Gautam and Kailash Gahlot have been included in the Delhi Cabinet. Mishra was believed to be close to Vishwas. Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, "Water management was not up to the mark. Kapil Mishra made a lot of effort. The Chief Minister decided to bring in Kailash Gahlot in his place." He added that two persons have been included in the Cabinet now-- Kailash Gahlot and Rajendra Gautam for a post which was vacant. Speculation and rumors, however, are afloat that axing of Mishra from the Delhi Cabinet was an attempt by Chief Minister Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia to send a veiled message across to the Vishwas camp that to quell any sort of dissent. (ANI)

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