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‘Learn to fear God’: Kapil Mishra’s mother, an ex-BJP mayor, writes to Kejriwal

In a letter to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, Kapil Mishra’s mother Annapurna said that the CM’s aides were trying to defame her son and her. She requested him to reveal the details which her son was seeking.

delhi Updated: May 16, 2017 12:04 IST
Sweta Goswami
Sweta Goswami
Hindustan Times
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Sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra with his daughter Pihu, as his hunger strike entered the third day on Friday. Mishra has asked AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal to reveal details of foreign trips undertaken by the party leaders. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

As sacked Aam Aadmi Party minister Kapil Mishra’s hunger strike entered the third day, his mother Annapurna Mishra, a former BJP mayor, asked Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to break his silence on the corruption charges levelled against him.

In an open letter written to Kejriwal on Friday, Annapurna expressed concern that his close aides are trying to defame Kapil and her. She criticised him and other party leaders for allegedly circulating false pictures on social media where Mishra is seen sitting with Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.

Clarifying about the pictures she said, “You were also there in the event from where pictures are being spread on social media by AAP’s senior leaders. The event was in honour of Kumar Vishwas’ father and almost all of your cabinet was also present. How many more lies, Arvind?”

Kapil later tweeted a few pictures from the event which had Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and AAP’s Rajasthan convener Kumar Vishwas sharing the stage with Manoj Tiwari.

Claiming that she was the one who organised the first Mohalla Sabha in Delhi in 2007, she reminded Kejriwal that he too had attended it and also written about it in his book ‘Swaraj’. “In your own book Swaraj you had written about my working style. From there, where have we come today. You had only told me that when AAP MLAs had first met at Constitution Club after winning 28 seats, you had shown them a video of my Mohalla Sabha,” she said.

“Today you are alleging that my son is a BJP agent. Your close aides are posting false pictures of my son... Remember the day you had come to my house saying that you wanted Kapil in your party? You wanted him to fight elections but he wasn’t agreeing. Then you had come to me saying ‘you needed Kapil’. Today your own people are calling me corrupt and you are quiet,” Annapurna wrote in her letter.

Calling her son stubborn, she further wrote, “You worked with Kapil but failed to understand him... As a mother I am requesting you to please give the information he is seeking. He is nobody’s agent but only the agent of truth. This lie will be of no use to you. Learn to fear God.”

First Published: May 12, 2017 11:01 IST