Kapil Mishra launches satyagraha, seeks details of foreign visits by AAP leaders
The sacked Delhi minister had also filed complaints with the CBI against CM Arvind Kejriwal and Minister Satyendar Jain.
New Delhi: AAP MLA-turned rebel Kapil Mishra began an indefinite hunger strike seeking details of foreign visits by five AAP leaders.
Mishra read out an open letter he has written to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. “I am doing satyagraha. I am not sitting outside your home but I will sit in a corner. I know you won't care if I die but the issues I have raised are a matter of importance the nation.” Mishra said his indefinite hunger strike is not a protest but an agitation to seek the truth.
Mishra said all he is seeking is the details of foreign travels by five APP leader – Ashish Khetan, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha, Durgesh Pathak and Satyendar Jain.
The hunger strike comes a day after he filed a complaint with the CBI against these five AAP leaders who allegedly misused party funds on foreign trips.
“You say you don't have money to even fight polls then how did they fly abroad, who funded these trips?” Mishra asked Kejriwal.
“What is the secret behind these foreign travels?” Mishra wondered, while also advising Kejriwal against repeating allegations that he was a BJP agent.
Mishra said that he has been told – by those who know the details of the foreign visits – that if the details come out then people of Delhi won't allow Kejriwal to continue in office.
“I am not asking for his (Kejriwal) resignation. I am only asking for details for the foreign visits and if there's no wrongdoing the what is the problem in divulging the details,” he said.
Mishra also claimed that he is getting threat calls from international numbers.
Yesterday, the sacked Delhi minister had also filed complaints with the CBI against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Minister Satyendar Jain.
The Karawal Nagar MLA, who was, Monday, suspended from primary membership of the AAP, filed complaints with the CBI over the exchange of Rs 2 crore between Jain and Kejriwal, a Rs 50- crore land deal arranged for the chief minister's brother-in- law and five AAP leaders allegedly misusing party funds on foreign trips.
In another open to his former "guru" Kejriwal , the AAP legislator had sought his blessings before filing the complaint against him.
He also dared Kejriwal to fight elections against him from any seat of his choice.
The former water minister has also submitted documents to the Anti-Corruption Branch to back his allegations that Kejriwal had delayed the probe into the Rs 400-crore tanker scam.