We need evidence: Yogendra Yadav post Kapil Mishra expose

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Trichy (Tamil Nadu), May 7 (ANI): Following ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra's startling revelation about Arvind Kejriwal, former party's MLA Yogendra Yadav on Sunday asserted that he wouldn't believe the Delhi Chief Minister could take "bribe" unless it was supported by proper evidence. Yadav told ANI, "If someone says Arvind Kejriwal is authoritarian, or he is political opportunist, or greedy, arrogant, I will believe. But if someone says he takes bribes, then we may need evidence." Yadav also shot questions at Mishra. "Such serious evidences should not be thrown around and those who have made these allegations should be asked to produce evidence. I want to ask him what he was doing during all these years, if he knew about this," he added. Mishra had earlier alleged that he saw Cabinet Minister Satyendra Jain give Rs. 2 crore to Kejriwal. "Day before yesterday, I saw Satyendra Jain giving Rs. 2 crore to Arvind Kejriwal and I wasn't able to sleep the entire night," Jain 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. Mishra said that Jain is being given the certificate of honesty by the AAP, but he has himself seen him accepting money. "Satyendra Jain himself has accepted in front of me that he has made a deal of Rs. 50 crore for a relative of Arvind Kejriwal. I even had a discussion about this with Kejriwal, but he simply asked me to trust him. But after seeing the cash I cannot keep quiet. It doesn't matter even if I have been removed from the post. I am not going to stay quite on this issue," he said. He further added that there were a number of corrupt people in the party, who have their protectors shielding them from action. Pledging to remove corrupt people from the party, he said that he would go to all the higher authority and make the revelation about these things. Earlier on Saturday, shortly after being removed from the Delhi Cabinet, Mishra said he might 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. (ANI)