A day after sacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) minister Kapil Mishra levelled bribery allegations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, lieutenant governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal has forwarded the complaint to the Anti-corruption bureau (ACB). The LG has also instructed the ACB to initiate an inquiry and submit a report in 7 days time.
Kapil Mishra who met LG on Sunday asserted that he will now meet the ACB and record his statement with the investigation agencies. The ousted minister stunned everyone after he told the media that he had seen Arvind Kejriwal accept a bribe of Rs 2 crore from Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain at his residence.
Mishra also affirmed that he also had the required documents that will prove his claim. However, he refused to reveal the proof he had to support his claim. Arvind Kejriwal has not issued any clarification in connection with these grave charges levelled against him. Mishra further claimed that Jain had also helped Kejriwal settle land deals worth Rs 50 crore.
Meanwhile, AAP has refuted allegations and claimed that Mishra was only making such allegations because he was removed from his post. Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia termed the accusations as “false” and “baseless”. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress has urged Arvind Kejriwal to resign from his post.
Mishra’s allegations came a day after the Delhi Chief Minister removed him as the water minister while adding that the water management was not up to the mark. However, Mishra claimed that he was removed because he had “exposed” the water tanker scam.