The infighting in the Aam Aadmi Party intensified Saturday evening after Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra was sacked by Arvind Kejriwal minutes after he tweeted about “massive expose” in water tanker scam.
Kapil Mishra will hold a press conference on Sunday at 11:30 am to expose "big names" in the scam and as he said, “the ground beneath their feet will shake.”
सुबह 11:30 am राजघाट - जो बातें अरविंद केजरीवाल जी को बताई थी कल सुबह वो सारे देश को बताऊंगा।— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) May 6, 2017
Mishra also alleged that Arvind Kejriwal is plotting against him before he exposes "big names" close to the Delhi chief minister.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announcing Mishra's sacking said, "Water management was not working fine. Hence Kapil Mishra has been removed from the post."
"Total two have been included in the Cabinet now, Kailash Gahlot and Rajendra Gautam for a post which was vacant," Sisodia added.
Reacting on the entire episode, Kapil Mishra said, "this is my party, since 2004, I am part of this revolution and will not quit. Will remove the garbage."
"I was not informed of the decision and as per my knowledge, it was taken unilaterally by Kejriwal. The Cabinet or the Political Affairs Committee (the AAP's top decision- making body) was not involved," Mishra told PTI.
“I had informed CM that I would submit names of those to Anti-Corruption Bureau, who are involved in the delay, will reveal big names, and maybe because of those names such a decision has been made,” said sacked Delhi water minister.
"I am the only minister with no corruption charges, no CBI inquiry. Not given any post to relatives, exposed Shila Dikshit's corruption, He said."
i am the only minister with no corruption charges. no CBI enquiry against me. किसी बेटी रिश्तेदार को पद नही दिया। शीला का भ्रस्टाचार खोला— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) May 6, 2017
"No official communication yet, but I had told CM that I can't tolerate delay in tanker scam report Mishra said."
ये मेरी पार्टी है। 2004 से आंदोलन से जुड़ा रहा हूँ।
कहीं नही जाएंगे। यहीं रहकर सफाई करेंगे। झाड़ू चलाएंगे। कूड़ा हटाएंगे— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) May 6, 2017
Reports say Kapil Mishra belongs to Kumar Vishwas camp and was earlier removed from Law minister’s post.
Minutes before Manish Sisodia made the announcement, Mishra tweeted that he had come across a "massive expose on a water tanker scam tomorrow".
Here is the complete sequence of events as it happened:
1. Kumar Vishwas tweeted the khanjar sher:
2. Kapil Mishra tweets about expose on tanker scam.
massive expose on tanker scam tomorrow— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) May 6, 2017
3. He tweeted he will expose tomorrow morning
today shared explosive details with @ArvindKejriwal . tmew with public— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) May 6, 2017
4. Manish Sisodia made the announcement about the sacking of Kapil Mishra.
5. Change in Kejriwal cabinet announced, Kapil Mishra sacked.
Big breaking from delhi government, Kapil Mishra out of Kejriwal cabinet. Kailash Gehlot and rajendra gautam will be New Ministers.— VIKRANT YADAV (@ReporterVikrant) May 6, 2017
6. Kailash Gehlot and Rajendra Pal appointed as new ministers.
7. Kumar Vishwas tweeted again.. vows to fight corruption from withing and outside the part
देश और कार्यकर्ताओं को भरोसा दिलाता हूँ कि हम भ्रष्टाचार के खिलाफ अंदर और बाहर आवाज़ उठाना जारी रखेंगे,परिणाम चाहे कुछ भी हो!भारतमाता की जय— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) May 6, 2017
एक आंदोलन और सही.न थके हैं,न डरे हैं. सत्ता के किसी घड़े का बूँद भर जल भी नहीं चखा इसलिए अभीतक जंतर-मंतर की आग बाक़ी है.साथियो आश्वस्त रहो🇮🇳— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) May 6, 2017