Firing yet another salvo, sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Friday claimed that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was linked to a money-laundering racket that was badly hit the Centre's decision to scrap high-value currency notes.
Even as Mishra, who was removed from AAP after he levelled corruption allegations against Kejriwal, was making “fresh disclosures”, Delhi Minister Satyender Jain filed a defamation suit against him and BJP-Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa in a local court.
Mishra had claimed that he had seen Jain giving Rs two crore in cash to Kejriwal on May 5 to cover up the tanker scam. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Mishra accused Kejriwal of being involved in money-laundering to raise donations for the AAP. He claimed that Kejriwal had opposed demonetisation tooth-and-nail because his men who indulge in money-laundering operations were being raided by the Centre's investigation agencies.
Mishra had also alleged that a Delhi-based businessman Mukesh Kumar, who claimed to have donated Rs 2 crore to AAP in 2014, was merely a front for “proclaimed black money offenders”.
Mishra claimed that the AAP had got money through shell companies and wondered how it accepted donations from companies that were slapped notices “for not paying VAT”. “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 wondered.