Anna Hazare says ministers convicted corrupt should be awarded death penalty, asks Arvind Kejriwal to step down as Delhi CM

Reacting to the turmoil within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Monday said he was deeply disappointed by the allegations of corruption against Arvind Kejriwal and that the latter should step down from his post. 

Last Updated: May 08, 2017, 20:36 PM IST
Anna Hazare says ministers convicted corrupt should be awarded death penalty, asks Arvind Kejriwal to step down as Delhi CM

New Delhi: Reacting to the turmoil within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Monday said he was deeply disappointed by the allegations of corruption against Arvind Kejriwal and that the latter should step down from his post. 

"Arvind Kejriwal should step down as CM pending a probe. He should start a probe into his dealings," CNN-News18 quoted Anna as saying. 

"It is sad to see that founders of anti-corruption movement are facing corruption charges," Anna said. 

"It's proved that Kejriwal is involved in corruption and taken money from Satyendra Jain, then he should immediately step down and face the law," Anna told the Times Now. 

In addition, the veteran social activist further demanded that laws should be made that will hand out capital punishment to any minister who’s convicted of corrupt practice.     

"Like in Nirbhaya’s case, all the convicts have been given the death sentence, all convict corrupt ministers should also be hanged," Hazare added.

Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra was today suspended from AAP's primary membership after he levelled new allegations that Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain settled a Rs 50 crore land deal for CM Kejriwal's brother-in-law in south Delhi.

The decision was taken at a meeting of Aam Aadmi Party`s Political Affairs Committee (PAC) at Kejriwal`s residence in Civil Lines here.

Earlier today, Mishra went to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) and claimed to have evidence in support of his allegations that two people close to Kejriwal tried to influence the probe in the water tanker scam.

Moreover, he also dared Kejriwal and Jain to undergo a lie detector test and offered to subject himself to such a test.

Mishra had alleged that he witnessed Kejriwal taking Rs 2 crore from Jain.

The party has trashed all the allegations levelled by the former water minister and accused him of being hand in glove with BJP and the central government.