Republished :AAP crisis Live updates: Kejriwal won’t resign, party says sacked minister Kapil Mishra acting at BJP’s behest

UNI
Monday, 8 May 2017

Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Monday, submitted proof to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) in the alleged water tanker scam. This came a day after Mishra alleged that he saw CM Arvind Kejriwal taking Rs 2 crore from health minister Satyendra Jain, a charge denied by the Aam Aadmi Party.

Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Monday, submitted proof to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) in the alleged water tanker scam. This came a day after Mishra alleged that he saw CM Arvind Kejriwal taking Rs 2 crore from health minister Satyendra Jain, a charge denied by the Aam Aadmi Party.

Mishra, who was sacked on Saturday night, for “mismanagement in water supply”, claimed that a conspiracy was hatched against him because of the alleged Rs 400-crore water tanker scandal in the Delhi government. Though the AAP put up a brave face and defended Kejriwal, the BJP and the Congress demanded the CM’s resignation.

Here are the live updates:

2.05pm: AAP now stands exposed: Javadekar
Taking a dig at AAP’s humiliating defeat in the recent elections, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar told the media, “AAP has lost the trust and faith of the people of Delhi and the nation and the latest development has clearly exposed the former.”
“AAP, who boasts about zero tolerance against corruption are now themselves embroiled in all corruption related controversies,” he added.
Read: Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra submits ‘proof’ against Kejriwal to ACB

1.54pm: Reacting to AAP’s claims, Kapil Mishra says Kejriwal and company are giving themselves a clean chit. Mishra is now headed to CBI now to file a complaint in the alleged money transfer.

1.48pm: BJP delegation — including Vijender Gupta, and Majinder Singh Sirsa — reaches L-G house to meet Anil Baijal over Kapil Mishra’s allegations.

1.35pm: Kapil Mishra’s fate in AAP
PAC meeting to be held today, party will then decide on action against Sanjay Singh, AAP
Sanjay Singh says Kapil Mishra acting at the behest of BJP

1.29pm: AAP dismisses BJP, Congress demand for Kejriwal’s resignation:
Sanjay Singh says party has policy of zero-torelrance for corruption in party
Singh dismisses BJP, Congress demand for Kejriwal’s resignation. Says chief minister will complete full term.
Leaders of BJP, Congress have been involved in a slew of scams, these parties do not have moral grounds to demand resignation of the CM
Why no inquiry into VYAPAM, Coal block, IPL scams? Shame that BJP MLA misbehaving with woman IPS officer in Gorakhpur, says AAP

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