Ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) minister Kapil Mishra on May 9 who visited the Anti-corruption bureau (ACB) to submit his complaint asserted that he was ready for a lie detector test. “Conduct a lie detector test on me, Satyendra Jain and Arvind Kejriwal,” Kapil Mishra told the media.
Kapil Mishra has also submitted the documents in an envelope that he claimed will prove the bribery allegations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendra Jain. However, he refused to reveal the evidence he claims to possess against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders he has reportedly named in his complaint.
Earlier in the day, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal forwarded Kapil Mishra’s complaint to the ACB and directed them to initiate probe and submit a report in 7 days. In an explosive press conference, the sacked minister claimed that he had seen Arvind Kejriwal receive Rs 2 crore from Satyendra Jain. He further alleged that Kejriwal refused to explain and said that such things happen in politics when he questioned him about the money.
However, deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia denied allegations and termed them as “baseless”. A number of AAP supporters including Delhi chief minister’s close aide Kumar Vishwas refused to believe the bribery allegations and asserted that Kejriwal was not corrupt. Meanwhile, BJP and Congress has asked Arvind Kejriwal to resign over the bribery allegations.
AAP has maintained that Mishra was removed from the post because the water management was not up to the mark. However, Mishra claimed that he was sacked because he was making efforts to “expose” the water tanker scam.