New Delhi: Defending his party against the Hawala allegations, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday threw an open challenge to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying he should be sent to jail right away if he had done anything wrong.
"I challenge our Finance Minister, if I have indulged in money laundering he should take action against me and arrest me right now. And I want to tell Kiran Bedi, look into my eyes and tell me I have done something wrong," said Kejriwal.
Reiterating that Hawala money doesn't move through cheques, the former Delhi chief minister asked why his party would put the information on their website if it had indeed done something wrong.
"Is hawala money taken via cheques? Hawala money is taken outside banking. Firstly, if we have done something wrong, why would we put it ourselves on our website? Secondly, all the agencies including ED, income tax are under you, so you can find the truth in a few minutes," said Kejriwal.
The AAP chief had earlier today said his party would meet the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and urge him to allow the party to put banners outside each booth to educate voters, as they suspected tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) ahead of Delhi Assembly elections.
The elections for the 70-member Delhi Assembly will be held in a single phase on February 7. The counting of votes will take place on February 10. The last day of campaigning is February 5.