New Delhi, May 9: The rift is widening in the Aam Aadmi Party with each passing day. Rebel AAP leader Kapil Mishra on Tuesday dared Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to contest polls against him in Delhi. “Accept this challenge from me: If there’s a shred of morality left in you, resign from your seat, fight election against me either from Karawal Nagar or New Delhi seat,” Mishra said. Also Read - Punjab Aam Admi Party MLAs to Move Towards Delhi on Tractors to Support Farmers On Monday
“I am disheartened to fight against you. I will fire FIR against him. You have power, money, people on your side and I’m standing alone. I will fight till the end and submit all the proof to the CBI. I am ready to give my seat, my post,” Mishra said. Also Read - AAP MLA Somnath Bharti Sentenced to Two Years in Jail For Assaulting Security Staff at AIIMS
Mishra added that he has known Kejriwal from the last 15 years and know how to fight against corruption. “I know his every step and I am very much alert. I am choosing my actions carefully,” Mishra said.
Mishra will be meeting the Central Bureau of Investigation at 11:30 am today and submit proof of bribery charges against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and state Health Minister Satyendra Jain. Mishra alleged that he “saw” Jain giving Rs 2 crore to Kejriwal.
The Delhi Assembly will hold special one-day session today and is expected to be a stormy affair as the opposition BJP plans to come down hard on the AAP government over Mishra’s graft charges against Kejriwal. “At today’s Assembly session, there will be slogans against me but I am ready to face all this,” Mishra said.
Mishra was on Monday suspended from the party’s primary membership at AAP’s high-powered Political Affairs Committee (PAC) chaired by Kejriwal at his official residence.
With this, Mishra became the fifth AAP MLA — after Sandeep Kumar, Asim Ahmed Khan, Devendra Sehrawat and Amanatullah Khan — to be suspended from the party since it stormed to power in the national capital two years ago.
Mishra had demanded a lie-detector test for Kejriwal, Jain and himself, in order to vindicate his claims.
Mishra had also alleged that Jain had told him that he settled land deals worth Rs 50 crore for Kejriwal’s relative. “Jain personally told me that he had settled a land deal worth Rs 50 crore of Kejriwal’s relative. When I told Kejriwal, he said that it was a lie and asked me to have faith in him.”
Mishra was removed from the post of water minister on May 6.
Mishra also submitted documents to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) against Kejriwal in connection with the water tanker scam relating to alleged irregularities in hiring of private tankers to supply water.