Sacked Aam Aadmi Party minister Kapil Mishra, who has in the past three days plunged the state government into a crisis by alleging that chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had accepted Rs 2 crore from minister Satyendra Jain in his presence, on Tuesday challenged AAP chief to enter the electoral contest against him.
“You have everyone on your side and I’m alone. But I am ready to fight… I have learnt to fight corruption from you only,” Mishra said in an early morning press conference in New Delhi.
“You take me out of the assembly, it makes no difference. Both of us should resign and contest each other in any seat of a choice. We should fight an election and let the public decide,” he dared Kejriwal.
“The people of Delhi want to speak out. I know it. I have known you Kejriwal ji for 15 years but everything will be clear in the investigation. Satyendar Jain is very rich, he can go to court. I do not even have the money to hire a lawyer,” suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra added.
In an open letter, Mishra also said that he is going to lodge an FIR against Arvind Kejriwal today.
“I am writing this open letter to Arvind Kejriwal. I want to start by saying that I will be going to the CBI today. Kejriwal ji, you know the deals that I am not talking about. I know everything that is happening; I will tell the CBI everything,” Mishra said, adding, “I will do what he (Arvind Kejriwal) used to do.”
“I will register an FIR against you (Kejriwal). I apologise for that and seek your blessing.”
Late on Monday, Kejriwal himself had indicated that he would answer on Tuesday the graft allegations levelled against him by Mishra. “Truth will triumph. It’s beginning will be made during the special session of the Delhi Assembly tomorrow,” he tweeted.
AAP had earlier also alleged that a big conspiracy was being hatched against it by the Bharatiya Janata Party through Mishra and said Chief Minister Kejriwal would not resign over the “baseless allegations”.