Mishra sits on hunger strike, demands infor on AAP leaders foreign tours

RSTV Bureau

Ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Minister Kapil Mishra began his hunger strike on Wednesday demanding his party leaders to disclose details of the funding for their foreign tours.

“I am sitting on a ‘Satyagraha’ till I get a clarification on details of international travel expenses of some senior AAP leaders. It is not a dharna but a satyagraha. I would like to send out a message to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to put out the details of the foreign tours of his five AAP leaders-Satyendra Jain, Ashish Khetan, Raghav Chaddha, Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak in public domain,” Mishra said.

New Delhi: Sacked Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra pays tribute at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial before addressing the media at Rajghat in New Delhi on Sunday.PTI Photo

New Delhi: Sacked Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra pays tribute at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial before addressing the media at Rajghat in New Delhi on Sunday.PTI Photo

Mishra, who rebelled against his party has demanded for a clarification and detailed explanation the Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal.

“I know if I will die, it won’t affect you (Kejriwal). This matter is concerned with the entire nation. You have always said that you don’t have money to even contest election, then from where did they get the money for foreign tours. It will hardly take five minutes to disclose these details. I am waiting for you response,” he added.

Kapil Mishra on Tuesday submitted three complaints to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), charging Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and minister Satyendar Jain with corruption and other irregularities.

The CBI, in a statement issued this evening, said it was “examining and verifying” the allegations.

The agency had received three complaints from Mishra, former Water and Tourism minister, in which he levelled charges of bribery and other irregularities against functionaries of Delhi Government, CBI Spokesperson R K Gaur said.

CBI sources said if they found prima facie material for lodging an FIR, they would do so. Else the agency would register a preliminary enquiry in the matter before proceeding with an FIR.

A preliminary enquiry is the first step towards the registration of a case by the agency during which it gathers material to proceed with a regular case.