Sacked Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Sunday made a shocking revelation claiming that he saw Health Minister Satyendar Jain handing over Rs. 2 crore in cash to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. “Where did the money come from? They must say what was done with the money?” the AAP leader said at a press conference on Sunday at Rajghat. Mishra had earlier tweeted that he has “witnessed HIM taking illegal cash”.
“I asked him ‘What is this? What is this for?’ He (Kejriwal) refused to answer. And then he said ‘In politics things like this happen’ that can only be talked about later,”Mishra said at the press conference. “After seeing the cash with my own eyes, there is no way I could be quiet. I don’t care about my political position or even my life. I couldn’t take this lying down,” Mishra said
Mishra added that he informed Delhi’s Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) about this transaction immediately; implying that Mishra was sacked from his ministerial posts due to his claims.
On Saturday, Delhi Water and Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra has been removed from the cabinet. Kapil Mishra has been replaced by Kailash Gahlot. The Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that water management was not up to the mark and CM decided to bring Gahlot in place. “Water management was not up to the mark. Kapil Mishra made a lot of effort. CM decided to bring in Kailash Gahlot in his place,” said Manish Sisodia.
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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who had announced Mr Mishra’s removal from the cabinet, dismissed his allegations, calling it baseless.
In response to Mishra’s claims, fellow party member Manish Sisodia called it baseless, denying the charges pressed against the party.
Notably, Mishra was one of the few AAP leaders who refused to blame faulty EVMs for its humiliating defeat in the Delhi municipal elections after the drubbing in Goa and Punjab.