India's anti-corruption crusader faces bribery allegation

Cheryl Sanders
May 9, 2017

Jain also is likely to file a defamation case against Mishra, a senior official close to the minister said.

Earlier, AAP took a denting hit from ousted leader Kapil Mishra when the MLA said in a press conference that he was going to register an FIR against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. He also alleged Mr Jain, Delhi's health and PWD minister, had told him he had settled land deals worth Rs 50 crores for a relative of Kejriwal.

Singh told the media that the kind of allegations Mishra had made made it clear that he was being used to harass Kejriwal and other ministers in the Delhi government. The ruling AAP will also seek to corner the BJP and its government at the Centre over alleged EVM manipulation. "I'm fighting against corruption".

"Satyendar Jain told me that he has arranged a 7-acre land deal in Chattarpur for Arvind Kejriwal's brother-in-law's Bansal family". For the record, EC has rubbished AAP's dramatic demonstration and even said the EVM used for the objective was not the one authorised by the poll panel.

A couple of hours later, Kejriwal tweeted saying that a big conspiracy against the AAP will be exposed in the special session of the Delhi Assembly on Tuesday.

However, the Gandhian leader also said that Mishra made the allegations against Kejriwal only after he was removed from the party.

He challenged AAP leaders to throw him out of the party.

Mishra, on his part, said he has documents to back his allegations that Kejriwal had delayed the probe into a ₹400-crore water tanker scam. He said these charges are baseless and he as th eonly leader who was more vocal and critic of saffron party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The allegation by Mishra, who was sacked from the AAP dispensation on Saturday night, came amid growing rumblings in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Meanwhile, ACB chief Mukesh Kumar Meena said Mishra did not give any complaint regarding Kejriwal accepting money from Jain.

The Congress, which owes its political downfall largely to the anti-corruption movement led by Anna Hazare but steered mainly by Arvind Kejriwal, seemed delighted with the proceedings.

According to sources, removing Mishra will have political implications as it will make him an independent candidate. "Whatever the former minister has said against Kejriwal, he said it only after his removal".

"A game of exploitation is being played against the AAP".

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