On Sunday, BJP demanded Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation, calling him “Mr Corrupt” after sacked Minister Kapil Mishra alleged “massive” financial irregularities in the AAP’s funding. Additionally, BJP national spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi also rejected the Aam Aadmi Party’s claim that Mishra was acting at its behest.
She added that Kejriwal must come clean about the allegations levelled by the sacked Delhi minister. Demanding response from Kejriwal on Mishra’s claims Lekhi said, “Mr Corrupt has increased corruption in Delhi by leaps and bounds and this has overshadowed governance. The AAP’s leadership is being questioned because it is one man’s party indulging in corrupt practice and filling the coffers of his own family and people around him,”.
The Aam Aadmi Party has now become “Kejriwal Aadmi Party”, she added.
Responding to AAP’s claims of Mishra’s involvement with BJP to conspire against Kejriwal, an MP from central Delhi, said the sacked minister was once Kejriwal’s confidant.
“Nobody has to parrot the BJP’s lines. This person (Mishra) is somebody at whose behest people like Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav were thrown out of the AAP. He was close to Mr Corrupt. The BJP has nothing to do with him. When people from within the AAP are questioning the party leadership, we really don’t have many tasks to do. We can only ask questions in consonance,” Lekhi said.
Earlier today, Mishra told the media at his residence that the AAP had received “crores of rupees” from “shell companies” run by people close to Kejriwal. AAP, however, refusing the charges said that Mishra was “parroting” the BJP.