NEW DELHI: Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra+ alleged today that he witnessed his AAP colleague Satyendar Jain give party chief Arvind Kejriwal Rs 2 crore in cash.
Mishra added that he informed Delhi's Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) about this transaction immediately. Yesterday, when he went to meet the AAP chief, Mishra told him he's informed the ACB. Mishra implied that's why he was sacked from his ministerial posts yesterday by Kejriwal+ .
"Day before yesterday, at Kejriwal's house I saw Satyendar Jain give Kejriwal Rs 2 crore in cash," said Mishra. Jain is health and PWD minister in the Kejriwal government.
"I asked him 'What is this? What is this for?' He (Kejriwal) refused to answer. And then he said 'In politics things like this happen that can only be talked about later,'" Mishra said today at a press conference at Rajghat.
"I couldn't sleep all night after this," Mishra added.
Mishra said he "had to" tell Delhi's Anti Corruption Bureau about this immediately.
"After seeing the cash with my own eyes, there is no way I could be quiet. I don't care about my political position or even my life. I couldn't take this lying down," Mishra said.
Mishra said that he's the only minister who's not being investigated for anything. He added that unlike him, Jain's name has come up in corruption cases.
"Satyendar Jain's name has come up in cases to do with black money and money laundering. He's being investigated by the CBI," said Mishra. The AAP leader was referring to a CBI inquiry into Jain for naming his architect daughter to an important committee on health and sending her to IIM Ahmedabad for a course meant for hospital administrators.
Immediately after the press conference+ , Mishra tweeted saying "I saw it day before yesterday and yesterday morning raised my voice against it openly. It wa impossible to wait even a day." He was referring to the alleged transaction he witnessed at Kejriwal's house.
Mishra further said "The day Satyendar Jain goes to jail, everything I've said will come true. It's just a matter of a few days."
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