Sacked Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra on Friday made fresh corruption allegations against party chief Arvind Kejriwal claiming that Delhi CM runs a hawala network using fake companies established under fake names and even has potential to 'kill him'.
Mishra told a press conference that the AAP had got money funnelled through shell companies and wondered how it accepted donations from companies that were slapped notices “for not paying VAT”.
“Why did he (Kejriwal) fiercely oppose demonetisation? Why did he travel across the country against the move? Because his men, who hoard black money, were being raided by enforcement agencies,” he claimed.
Kapil, who has been suspended from the AAP, also alleged that Delhi-based businessman Mukesh Kumar, who claimed to have donated Rs 2 crore to AAP in 2014, was merely a mask for “proclaimed black money offenders”.
“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 said.
He also questioned Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for not acting against Mukesh for defaulting on VAT after coming to power in 2013.
Here are the highlights of the press conference:
#These people can have me killed: Mishra at press conference in Delhi
#Kejriwal's fake companies have direct links with Rohit Tondon whose premises was raided during blackmonye crackdown: Mishra
#Kejeriwal created so much hue and cry during demonetisation because he had to save these fake companies: Mishra
#Kapil Mishra gives account of 'fake companies' run under 'fake names' operated under the 'indirect control of Kejriwal's aide'
#Kejriwal is running a Hawala network and this money is a proof: Mishra
#The Delhi businessman Mukesh, who claims to have given the donation, became director of the shell company this year but the donation was made in 2014: Mishra
#IT department has still not the source of the two crore rupees: Mishra
#Fake letterheads have been prepared, the signatures in those letters are not original: Mishra
#I will unveil who AAP chief is trying to protect: Mishra
#Kejriwal is deliberately twisting the matter and presenting false facts: Mishra
#Kapil Mishra press conference: Delhi-businessman who claims to have donated Rs 2cr a patsy by Kejriwal: Mishra
Tweeting the information, Mishra urged all his former colleagues to watch the press conference, “Sabhi AAP vidhyak sathiyon se nivedan, aaj ki PC zaroor dekhein (I request all AAP colleagues to watch PC at 11 AM), I will be revealing a big truth at 11 am with evidences.”
सभी AAP विधायक साथियों से निवेदन, आज की PC जरूर देखें। I will be revealing a big truth at 11 am with evidences.— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) May 19, 2017
Former Delhi water resources minister Kapil Mishra has been in a tussle with the party, especially Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal over alleged corruption by the later.
On May 14, Mishra, a former close confidante of the AAP chief, had accused Kejriwal and the AAP of “massive” financial irregularities, including funnelling money through shell companies, while taking donations.
Shell companies are basically fronts that do not indulge in any substantial trade, for carrying out illegal transactions.
Soon after being removed as a minister, Mishra had trained his guns at the AAP chief, accusing him of bribery. However, he is yet to support his allegations with any proof.
He had been on a six-day fast in protest against the AAP’s “refusal” to disclose the details of the foreign trips of his five party leaders.
Delhi-based businessman, he donated AAP the disputed ‘Rs 2 crore’ A Delhi-based businessman has claimed he had donated Rs 2 crore to the AAP, rubbishing sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra’s allegation that the amount was paid by a shell company.
Mukesh Sharma rpt Mukesh Sharma, a property dealer and tobacco trader, said he had donated the money through a demand draft on March 31, 2014.“The public support to the AAP at that time was over-whelming and I had donated the money to the party hoping that it will do good for Delhi and for the nation,” Sharma said.
Mishra had on Sunday alleged “massive irregularities” in the funding of the AAP and raised questions about the “suspicious” donation of Rs 2 crore.
He had also claimed that several shell companies had given money to the AAP and the party knew it.
Asked what took him so long to claim that he donated the money, Sharma said, “I was tired of the allegations that it was given by shell companies.”
He added that tax men are probing him since last two-and-half years over the donation made to the party.
A video clip of Sharma’s interview by a news channel was also retweeted by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.