Kapil Mishra’s latest threat to AAP: Will file FIR after discharge from hospital

Kapil Mishra on Sunday accused the AAP of lying to the Election Commission about donations and laundering money through shell companies.

delhi Updated: May 15, 2017 11:06 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra talking to media on Thursday, May 11, 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Sacked Delhi water minister Kapil Mishra said on Monday he will approach the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to file complaints on money laundering and black money, indicating that he will continue with his fight against Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party.

Mishra, who was sacked as the water and tourism minister on May 6, has been demanding details on foreign trips of five AAP leaders. He has also said he saw CM Arvind Kejriwal take money from cabinet colleague Satyendra Jain, a remark that triggered a flutter in the AAP that has been reeling due a string of election losses and infighting.

“Whenever I would be discharged from the hospital, I will make a written complaint to the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Central Board of Direct Taxes under black money, hawala and money laundering cases (against Kejriwal and the AAP),” Mishra, who has been suspended from the AAP’s primary membership, tweeted.

Mishra, who has launched a hunger strike, was rushed to hospital on Sunday after he fainted at a press conference where he alleged that the AAP lied about its donation figures to the Election Commission (EC).

Mishra also alleged that the AAP had over Rs 45 crore in its bank account during the financial year of 2013-2014 whereas the party in its declaration to the EC had showed an income of around Rs 9 crore. He also said the party has accumulated the money through shell companies and by converting black money into white through hawala transactions.

The party, however, dismissed Mishra’s allegations, claiming he was parroting what the BJP said just before the 2015 assembly polls.

“This is the BJP’s ploy to finish AAP. It should stop questioning the credentials of AAP and Arvind Kejriwal as we have ensured all transparency while accepting funds,” senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said.

First Published: May 15, 2017 10:52 IST