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Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra begins hunger strike

Sacked AAP Minister Kapil Mishra sits on a hunger strike, in New Delhi on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

Ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Mminister Kapil Mishra began a hunger strike on Wednesday against what he called misuse of public money to send Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s close aides on a foreign trip.

Mr. Mishra told The Hindu,, “Arvind Kejriwal should reveal all the details about the trips made by five of his close aides in the last two years.”

He alleged that the party’s senior leaders, Sanjay Singh, Ashish Khetan, Satyendar Jain, Raghav Chadha, and Durgesh Pathak, used the public exchequer’s money for their personal trips.

Mr. Mishra, in a letter to Mr. Kejriwal that was uploaded on Twitter, questioned the Chief Minister, who has been telling people that the party doesn't have money to even contest elections, “...then where did the money come from for these foreign trips?”

Mr. Mishra, who sat on a hunger strike at his residence in Civil Lines, said if the expenditure details were made public, then the AAP’s corruption wouldl also be out in the open.

“People will not let this party stay in power for a moment after these details are divulged.” My  demand is very small and if the AAP was clean, then the party should come out with answers to his questions, he said.

“It will just take them five minutes to produce documents to prove me wrong. Then why are they hesitating?” he asked.

Mr. Mishra, in another letter on Tuesday, challenged Mr. Kejriwal to contest against him in an election. Mr. Mishra claimed that they can choose any constituency to contest against him, but his corruption-free image would help to win against the AAP candidate.


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