Delhi's chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in a cabinet reshuffle today removed Kapil Mishra, who is close to Kumar Vishwas, as state's water and tourism minister. Meanwhile, a statement issued by the AAP said that the party was ready to face any probe as it had nothing to hide.
Kapil Mishra reacted to his sacking, saying Kejriwal did not involve the PAC in the matter.
After suspecting that the funding from overseas might have violated FCRA provisions, the Union Home Ministry asked the Arvind Kejriwal-led party to explain certain fundings from abroad, mentioned PTI report.
Speculation and rumours, however, are afloat that axing of Mishra from the Delhi Cabinet was an attempt by Chief Minister Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia to send a veiled message across to the Vishwas camp that to quell any sort of dissent. He added: "I was sacked from the party after speaking out against corruption". What is this for?' He (Kejriwal) refused to answer.
He met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal in the morning today before he headed to Rajghat for his press conference. "I can not keep quiet anymore". "I exposed Shiela's (Dixit) corruption", Mishra tweeted. "No CBI enquiry against me", he had tweeted. I will also approach the anti-corruption bureau.
"I am the only minister in the cabinet against whom there are no corruption charges", Mishra added. Mishra had, along with Kumar Vishwas, gone against the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) stand that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were the reason behind the party's loss in the polls.
Recently, a rift developed within the party after Amanatullah Khan had alleged that Vishwas was planning a coup against Kejriwal. "Kailash Gehlot and Rajendra Gautam will be new ministers", Kejriwal immediately retweeted the post, signalling his intent.
With Mishra's removal from Delhi's cabinet and Vishwas' mood, it is expected that the AAP's internal fight is going to be intensify. "The Chief Minister chose to bring in Kailash Gahlot in his place".
Following Kapil Mishra's expose, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came down heavily on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal, asserted that the development clearly proves that the Delhi government has only one agenda- power. The charges made by Mishra are very serious and can not be dismissed.