Vishwas defends Kejriwal, says can't imagine him taking bribe

Carla Harmon
May 7, 2017

The BJP on Sunday demanded Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation after sacked minister Kapil Mishra alleged he took Rs 2 crore in cash from Health Minister Satyendar Jain. I am the only minister in Kejriwal's cabinet who is clean and has not been tarnished by any allegations or probes.

Mishra said he met Kejriwal on Saturday and asked him to explain the source of money to all party lawmakers but was sacked.

However, AAP has called Mishra's allegations "absurd" and "baseless", pointing out that he has offered no evidence of his allegations.

But when I saw it with my eyes that Satyendra Jain gave Rs2 crore in cash to Kejriwal at his residence, I could not stop myself. "Arvind Kejriwal is directly calling up many AAP leaders and legislators. huge conspiracy ahead of my press conference. won't stop, won't bend", Mishra said in a series of tweets.

"I want to say that I have a firm belief that Kejriwal can not accept a bribe". "I am also ready to make a statement before the CBI or Anti Corruption Bureau if required", the former water minister added. Read Also: The curious case of death penalties Accusing the Centre of "witch-hunting", AAP leader Ashutosh said that the Union Government was practicing political vendetta.

Kejriwal on Friday removed Mishra from the cabinet, apparently because he felt that water management in the capital city was not up to the mark. The party had momentarily averted a crisis last week as it reached a compromise with Kumar Vishwas who had hinted that he may quit the party and appointed him as party's Rajasthan convener.

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas has opened up, says he can't even think Mr. Kejriwal could take bribe.

Meanwhile, Sisodia responded to the allegations made by Mishra and said: "His (Mishra's) allegations are not even worth responding to".

Earlier on Saturday, Shortly after being removed from the Delhi Cabinet, Mishra said he may have been axed for saying he would submit the names of those people involved in the tanker scam to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB).

Mishra said Jain had also told him that he had "settled" a Rs 50-crore land deal for a relative of Kejriwal.

A government source said Kailash Gahlot would replace Mishra.

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