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Kejriwal promises ‘big exposé’ in Delhi assembly today, focus likely to be EVMs

A special session of Delhi assembly begins at 2 pm on Wednesday. AAP MLAs are likely to discuss rigging of EVMs with Arvind Kejriwal also speaking on corruption charges levelled by Kapil Mishra.

delhi Updated: May 09, 2017 12:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Kapil Mishra,Arvind Kejriwal,AAP crisis
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is likely to react on Tuesday to the allegations of corruption levelled against him by sacked cabinet colleague Kapil Mishra.(AP)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal promised to expose in Delhi assembly on Tuesday a major conspiracy hatched against his Aam Aadmi Party. Less than three hours before a special session begins in the assembly, Kejriwal posted on Twitter that party’s Greater Kailash MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj will make ‘big’ revelation in the House where sacked minister Kapil Mishra is also likely to be present.

AAP government had last week called a one-day special session to discuss the allegations of tampering and rigging of electronic voting machines (EVM) that were blamed by the party for its loss in the municipal polls in Delhi in April and the assembly elections in Punjab and Goa earlier in March.

The session comes at a time when the AAP is rocked with a series of allegations of corruption and sacking of former minister Kapil Mishra. Mishra had said he had seen health minister Satyendar Jain allegedly handing Rs 2 crore to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal last week.

Kejriwal has said that he will speak on the corruption charge in the session. “Truth will triumph; its beginning will be made during tomorrow’s special session of the Delhi Assembly,” Kejriwal tweeted on Monday evening.

AAP MLAs are likely to target the central government over the EVM issue in the session. There could also be heated exchange related to allegations made by Mishra.

After the BJP’s landslide assembly poll victory in Uttar Pradesh, Kejriwal had asked the Election Commission to release electronic voting machines (EVM) for investigation into allegations of tampering and rigging.

Also, AAP chief demanded that the April 23 civic elections in Delhi be postponed or elections be done through paper ballot. The commission had dismissed the allegations and said its systems were tamperproof.

Kejriwal had said his “experts” can show in 72 hours how the machines could be tampered to suit a political party.

First Published: May 09, 2017 11:48 IST