BJP corners Kejriwal over Kapil Mishra's fresh 'expose'

| Updated: May 14, 2017 20:46 IST

New Delhi [India], May 14 (ANI): In the wake of sacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rebel Kapil Mishra making staggering allegations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday questioned the state chief's silence and urged him to come clean in the regard. BJP leader Prabhat Jha accused Kejriwal of fooling the people of the national capital and said, "Arvind Kejriwal must come clean and tender an explanation. Kejriwal's silence shows that he has made a fool out of the people of Delhi and that he is guilty." Echoing similar sentiments another BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi questioned the paradoxical statistics in connection with the foreign fund figures and demanded an investigation in the matter. "The funds account of AAP is wrong. The real amount is something else and the figures they have declared with the income tax are different. Nothing matches. This should be properly investigated. He has been fooling the people of Delhi. Truth must come out in open," Lekhi said. Mishra earlier in the day alleged corruption in the AAP funding while stating that facts were concealed from the Income Tax department. Mishra who is currently on a hunger strike to protest against corruption by AAP said, "For three continuous years, black money was converted into white and spent on foreign trips of AAP leaders. AAP did not inform about some of its fundings which it received from fake companies." Mishra further targeted Kejriwal and revealed that 16 shell companies added money worth crores in AAP's bank accounts. "These fake companies are registered in the name of AAP MLA from Moti Nagar, Shivcharan Goyal. These companies have given Rs 2 crore to Kejriwal at 12 a.m. The fund received from these companies were sent to same branch branch of Axis Bank where there were allegations of converting black money into white at the time of demonetisation," he added. AAP has its bank account at the Krishnanagar branch of Axis Bank and all the transactions happen from there. Mishra also shared a bank cheque without a date which has already been encashed. "I file case against Arvind Kejriwal in Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday in connection with conversion of black money to white," the AAP leader said. However, the press conference took a dramatic turn when Mishra openly threatened to drag Kejriwal 'by the collar' to Tihar jail and then promptly passed out and was carried to the hospital. Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Sunday sent a summons notice to the political advisor of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Vaibhav Kumar in connection with water tanker scam. Kumar will be interrogated by the ACB on May 17. Last Thursday, Mishra made "serious allegations" against senior Delhi government functionaries in relation to the water tanker scam, which is alleged to have caused a loss of an estimated ?400 crore to the State exchequer, in a detailed statement to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB). Earlier, Mishra submitted documents related to the tanker scam to the ACB, while saying that he also apprised the agency about the misuse of the money by the Delhi government. (ANI)
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