Sacked Delhi water minister, Kapil Mishra, ended his six-day-long hunger strike demanding details of the foreign trips of five Aam Aadmi Party leaders.
The suspended AAP leader was admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Sunday after he dramatically fainted during a press conference. Mishra said that he was ending his strike as the doctors won’t discharge him till he starts taking liquids.
Doctors won't discharge until i start taking liquids. I hv to go to CBI and CBDT. starting on liquids now— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) May 15, 2017
He began the strike demanding to know the details of foreign travel by AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashish Khetan, Satyendar Jain, Raghav Chaddha and Durgesh Pathak. Mishra had alleged that while he was in the party, he was told that there was not enough money for party campaigns. He asked the AAP to explain how the “cash-strapped party” arranged money to send its leaders on foreign tours.
Mishra had on Sunday accused the AAP of being involved in financial irregularities and routing funds through ‘shell companies’ — things he claimed AAP convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had ‘knowledge’ of.
He sought Kejriwal’s resignation and threatened to drag the chief minister to Tihar.
“Yeh ab spasht hai ki Kejriwal bhrasht hai (It’s clear that Kejriwal is corrupt)... either he should resign, or I will drag him by his collar to Tihar jail,” Mishra said before dramatically fainting at the press conference.
Dr AK Gadpayle, medical superintendent of Dr RML hospital, told the media on Sunday: “He was basically suffering from starvation syndrome, the symptoms shown by the body when deprived of food. The hot sunny weather caused dehydration as well.”