New Delhi: Suspended Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra on Friday levelled new set of charges at Arvind Kejriwal and alleged that the Delhi Chief Minister had opposed the demonetisation move as it threatened to "derail" his "money laundering" attempts.
"Why did he (Kejriwal) fiercely oppose demonetisation? Why did he travel across the country against the move? Because his men, who hoard black money, were being raided by enforcement agencies," he claimed.
Addressing a press conference, Mishra claimed that the AAP had received money through `hawala network`.
He also showed a PowerPoint presentation as `evidence` to support his claim that the party received funds from shell companies.
Kapil alleged that Delhi-based businessman Mukesh Kumar, who claimed to have donated Rs 2 crore to AAP in 2014, was merely a mask for "proclaimed black money offenders".
"Ten days before AAP took office in 2013, Mukesh Kumar's company was slapped a notice by the Delhi government for not paying VAT. And then this person goes on to donate Rs 2 crore to AAP, " he said.
He also questioned Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for not acting against Mukesh for defaulting on VAT after coming to power in 2013.
Kejrwal's first stint as Delhi CM ended within 49 days after he quit over the Congress and BJP allegedly blocking the passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill.
"Arvind Kejriwal is keeping quiet despite me providing clinching evidence of his corrupt practices. I also presented evidence on the hawala case last Sunday. It's been one week, but no one from the AAP has come up with any clarification. It is evident from this presentation how AAP forged letterheads to shell companies. Even the letter heads were forged," he said.
"Why doesn`t the Chief Minister give an answer? Kejriwal will have to leave the country the day party leaders` foreign trips come to light," he continued in a strained vein.
Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has filed a defamation case against Mishra and MLA Manjinder Sirsa.
Mishra had accused Kejriwal of corruption, claiming that he witnessed Jain handing over Rs 2 crore to the Chief Minister.
On Thursday, an east Delhi resident had claimed that he owned the four companies that had donated Rs 50 lakh each to the party in April 2014.
(With ANI inputs)