Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra talked to News Nation on Saturday to shed some light on his ongoing tussle with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Mishra had accused chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and the party of "massive" financial irregularities.
Here are the highlights of his exclusive interview with News Nation:
#My mission is to remove all corrupt leaders from AAP
#There is a high possibility that Kejriwal won't come out clean but will go to jail
#I will continue to be associated with AAP
#Arvind Kejriwal has become the symbol of 'corruption' and 'cheating'
#Arvind Kejriwal doesn't deserve to be Delhi Chief Minister
#I acted as a shield for Kejriwal
#Kejriwal is mum over on these serious corruption charges
#Kejriwal is hiding, nobody stands in support of him
#Kejriwal will go behind bars
#Kejriwal hide letter head related to hawala
#I brought the truth to fore
The leader had demanded Kejriwal's resignation and said if he didn't step down, the former water minister would "drag" the chief minister by his "collar" and "lock him up" in Delhi's Tihar Jail.
The former minister was involved in a massive political drama in the Capital where he sat on a five-day fast in protest against AAP's refusal to disclose details of five party leaders' travels abroad.
"It has now become clear that Arvind Kejriwal is a corrupt man," Mishra said on May 14 before he fainted in front of journalists, apparently weakened by five days of fasting.
Mishra told the media at his residence that AAP had received "crores of rupees" from "shell companies" run by people close to Kejriwal, mentioning in particular AAP legislators Shiv Charan Goel and Naresh Yadav.
These shell companies, Mishra alleged, also had "ghost" directors who donated money to the party and converted "black money into white".
He said there were also discrepancies in the money received by AAP and the amount it declared before the Election Commission.
The party refuted Mishra's charges and said he was "parroting" the Bharatiya Janata Party. In another press conference, AAP MLAs Goel and Yadav denied links with the entities named by Mishra and said they would file a defamation suit against him.
Mishra fainted before he could share with the media documents he said proved his charges. He was taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, where doctors said he was stable and conscious, but suffered from a "a little weakness and mild dehydration".
(With inputs from PTI)