Sacked Aam Aadmi Party minister Kapil Mishra today fainted at a press conference after charging Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party with financial "irregularities".
In fresh allegations against the Kejriwal, Mishra alleged that the party received dubious donations from shell companies with amount ranging into crores with the purpose to convert black money into white.
The AAP rejected the allegations saying that there is nothing new in the charges and Mishra just repeated what the BJP has been alleging for years. Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh and Raghav Chadha said there was no evidence to support Mishra's charges and no agency has found any proof to support the allegations.
At the press conference at his official residence here, Mishra presented data purportedly showing dubious donations to the AAP and alleged that the party gave false information to the Election Commission about the donations that it received.
Mishra alleged that the AAP had over Rs 45 crore in its bank account during the financial year of 2013-2014 whereas the party in its declaration to the EC had showed an income of around Rs 9 crore.
He alleged that the party concealed around Rs 36 crore from the party workers and government.
He said the party has accumulated the money through shell companies.Mishra made a presentation during the press conference claiming false information was given by the AAP to the EC regarding its bank accounts, and, subsequently converted black money into white through hawala transactions.
In middle of the presser, when he was displaying the cheques which were allegedly used to give dubious donations to the AAP, he fell unconscious. He was soon rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
Earlier, the Karawal Nagar MLA asked Kejriwal to resign by the evening otherwise he would "drag him by the collar" and will take him to Tihar jail.
"Arvind Kejriwal, resign by the evening today if you have any shame left. If you do not resign today, I will drag you by the collar and will throw you in jail," Mishra said.
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He alleged that MLAs close to Kejriwal had invested in shell companies which were donors to the AAP.
He said that he will go to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) with the documents tomorrow.
Mishra, who is on a 'Satyagrah" against corruption in the AAP and the Delhi government, had yesterday alleged that the police were trying to "forcibly" take him to hospital based on "fake reports" given by doctors. He had alleged that the attempts were being made to stop him from making another "expose".
Mishra was removed as Delhi's Water Minister on March 6 in a sudden move and was later suspended from the AAP. He then said he saw Kejriwal taking Rs 2 crore from Health Minister Satyendra Jain.
A duty doctor at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital said Mishra's condition is stable and has been transferred to the recovery room of the emergency department where he was being monitored.
"He (Mishra) was brought to the recovery room five minutes after he was admitted to the emergency department. His condition is stable. We are monitoring him," the duty doctor told IANS.
Mishra, who has been on hunger strike since Wednesday, fainted while making a presentation on the irregularities in the financial transactions of the Aam Aadmi Party.
Meanwhile, Delhi's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has sent a notice to Kejriwal's political adviser Vibhav Patel asking him to join the investigation in the alleged Rs 400-crore water tanker scam on Wednesday.
"After rebel and sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra told the ACB that two persons -- Vaibhav Patel and Ashish Talwar -- close to Kejriwal were responsible for the delay in action in the water tanker scam, the ACB sent a notice to Vibhav Patel," a senior officer of the ACB said.
Kapil Mishra on Thursday recorded his statement with the ACB, after he submitted evidence in support of his allegations that two persons close to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tried to influence the scam probe.
Ashish Talwar is also likely to be summoned after Patel's statement in the case is recorded, according to the official.
The Rs 400-crore water tanker scam involved alleged favouritism shown in the allotment of contracts to private water tankers to supply water to areas not falling under the Delhi Jal Board's network during the previous Congress government in Delhi.