Kapil Mishra 'exposé' highlights: Congress calls allegations 'serious'; AAP blames BJP for defaming party

May, 14 2017 IST

Kapil Mishra  'exposé' highlights: Congress calls allegations 'serious'; AAP blames BJP for defaming party
  • 14:35 (IST)

    Kapil Mishra stable after he fainted at press conference

    The condition of Kapil Mishra, who was admitted to the RML hospital after he fainted while addressing the media earlier in the day, is stable, doctors said.

    The former water resources and tourism minister in the Delhi government is suffering from "a little weakness and mild dehydration", an RML doctor said. "But he is conscious and his vitals are all normal," the doctor said.

    Late last night, a team of doctors from RML hospital had examined Mishra and said his blood sugar level, pulse rate and blood pressure were normal. The doctors had also advised that he be hospitalised, but Mishra carried on with his hunger strike.

  • 14:17 (IST)

    Watch the whole interview here:

  • 14:15 (IST)

    Watch the drama that enfolded at the end of the press conference

  • 13:54 (IST)

    After Kapil Mishra, Congress corners AAP

    After Kapil Mishra, Congress party targets Arvind Kejriwal over the alleged "hawala scam". Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Maken said that the foreign tours of the AAP leaders need to be probed as the allegations made by the sacked leader are serious. He added that there are strong proofs of AAP leaders visiting London to get donations from Khalistani separatists. He continued and said that the Indian intelligence agencies also knew about the meeting. The party asked the government to take action against the names taken during the presser. 

  • 13:47 (IST)

    AAP party leader Raghav Chadha talks about his foreign tours

  • 13:44 (IST)

    Sanjay Singh slams Kapil Mishra, BJP

    On being asked why the party is targetting the BJP, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the issue of funding raise by Mishra is similar to the demand made by the BJP. He added that Manoj Tiwari too had raised the issue recently. He said that if the state machinery which is controlled by the BJP cannot prove any allegation against the party. then it must give up and consider itself useless. 

  • 13:37 (IST)

    Kapil Mishra a BJP stooge? AAP thinks so

  • 13:36 (IST)

    AAP targets BJP

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  • 13:30 (IST)

    Sanjay Singh to BJP: Stop defaming AAP

    Countering allegations against the AAP, Sanjay Singh took potshot at the BJP, asking it to stop defaming AAP. Singh added that the Centre's only policy is to defame AAP while side stepping corruption within its own ranks. Also dragging the Congress party, the party leader said that BJP and the largest Opposition party have not been declaring 80 percent of their funding details since the last 10 years. 

  • 13:18 (IST)

    Neil Haslam: The man behind the investigations

    As Mishra was hogging the spotlight, it was Neil Haslam who was explaining the details of the 'scam'. After the presser, AAP leaders slammed him and alleged that he has had links with the BJP.

    Here are some of the tweets from top leaders of the party.

  • 13:10 (IST)

    Kapil Mishra calls his revelations as 'desh se dhokha'

  • 13:08 (IST)

    The curious case of Ramesh Bellamkunda

    A certain Ramesh Bellamkunda from Bangalore was alleged by Mishra to have donated over Rs one crores between 2013 and 2016. However, in its disclosure to the Election Commission, the party only revealed Rs 5,000 as Bellamkunda's total donation. 

  • 13:03 (IST)

    The curious case of Bablu and Yogesh Chand 

    According to Mishra, a certain duo of Bbalu and Chand are directors in a  company called Vishal Diigital Studio, which is also listed in the Bombay Stock Exchange.

    This company, the sacked MLA alleged, is a shell company which routed money to the AAP. He in fact added that there is no record of anybody called Bablu and Yogesh Chand.

    Coincidentally, the company's accounts was found to be in the controversial Krishna Nagar Axis Bank branch. 

  • 12:54 (IST)

    AAP MLA Naresh Yadav also in the soup

    After Goyal, the sacked leader went after Naresh Yadav. According to Mishra, Yadav's wife Preeti is a shareholder in a company called Legacy Mercentile Pvt Ltd, which donated to the AAP. This company was alleged by Mishra to be yet another shell company. 

  • 12:51 (IST)

    Moti Nagar MLA Shiv Charan Goyal under the scanner 

    Kapil Mishra trained his guns at Moti Nagar MLA Shiv Charan Goyal and alleged that the four shell companies that donated money to the AAP belonged to him. He also dragged the name of a Congress leader Sushil Kumar Gupta into the alleged scam and argued that it was Gupta who routed the money through Goyal. 

    Mishra alleged Goyal of lying to the Election Commission, in contravention of the RPA Act, 1951. 

  • 12:43 (IST)

    Black money was being converted to white, alleges Mishra

    Kapil Mishra added that the party's donations were being converted from black to white through the Krishna Nagar branch of the Axis Bank, This particular branch as well as the bank cam under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate during the crackdown on illegal funds during demonetisation drive. 

  • 12:37 (IST)

    Shell companies donated money to Kejriwal 

    Kapil Mishra alleged that four shell companies allegedly linked to the party donated Rs tow crores on 5 April 2014. Interestingly, the Chartered Accountant of all the four companies is same. 

    He also alleged that there were 16 such shell companies which donated money to the Aam Admi Party on 20 January 2014 at 12 am at midnight. 

  • 12:31 (IST)

    Will catch Kejriwal's collar and drag him to Tihar jail: Mishra

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    Kejriwal dodged I-T notices 

    According to Mishra, Kejriwal's party did not answer I-T notice seeking to know the source of funds for three continuous years: 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.  

  • 12:20 (IST)

    2014-15 funding data also forged says Mishra

    The sacked AAP minister also added that the details provided by the party in 2014-15 was also forged. He said that the party had disclosed funds worth Rs 32 crores to the Election Commission. However, Mishra alleged that the party in fact had Rs 65 crores in its account, while the website listed the source of funds amounting to rs 32 crores.

  • 12:13 (IST)

    Kejriwal hid fund details, claims Mishra

    The major crux of Mishra's allegation was that the Delhi chief minister hid the full details of the funds that the party recieved between 2013 and 2016. According to the Karawal Nagar MLA, the party had over Rs 45 crores in its bank account in 2013-14. However, the party only declared rs 9 crores worth of funds to the Election Commission. On the other hand, on the party website, details of funds amounting Rs 19 crores were listed. 

    Nevertheless, the discrepancy in the details led to a Income Tax notice to the party, after which it revised its amount to Rs 30 crores, Mishra, however, questioned Kejriwal over the remaining Rs 15 crores. 

  • 12:05 (IST)

    Mohalla Clinics scam?

    Alleging that there is a scam in the running of the Mohalla clinics in Delhi, sacked AAP muinister Kapil Mishra has also promised to expose the scam later. 

  • 12:02 (IST)

    After 7 May expose, Kapil Mishra makes another revelation

    In a  major revelation, sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra on Sunday alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is running a hawala racke tin the Aam Aadmi Party by converting black money into white through shell compnaies and hiding donations from the Election Commission of India.

  • 16:57 (IST)

    CBI to examine Kapil Mishra's allegations

    Former Delhi minister Kapil Mishra's allegations will be examined. Mishra has given three complaints relating to bribery and irregularities against functionaries of Delhi government: CBI. 

    PTI

  • 16:51 (IST)

    Will seek Arvind Kejriwal's ouster if corruption charges are proved: Anna Hazare

    Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday said he would sit on an agitation to demand the resignation of Arvind Kejriwal if the allegations of corruption against the Delhi chief minister were proved.

    Hazare, however, also pointed out that former Delhi minister Kapil Mishra made the allegations of graft against Kejriwal only after he was sacked from the AAP dispensation. "Whatever the former minister has said against Kejriwal, he said it only after his removal. If he was the minister when the alleged money exchange took place, why did not he alert the authorities?" the anti-corruption crusader asked. 

    IANS

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    Kapil Mishra hits back at Kejriwal 

    Mishra slammed Kejriwal for diverting the issue from bribery charges to EVM manipulation. He said, " Today, he will blame EVM, tomorrow your fingers." He also added that AAP won't get any vote in the name of Arvind Kejriwal and that it is best for him to leave the party. 

    Times Now

  • 15:45 (IST)

    Election Commission slams live demo 

    Immediately after Saurabh Bhardwaj's sensational EVM exposé , the Election Commission has hit back at the Aam Aadmi Party, and claimed that the machine used during the live demonstration in the Delhi Assembly is not an EVM machine at the first place. 

  • 15:40 (IST)

    Amid EVM 'exposé', Arvind Kejriwal remains silent

    Amid a sensational live demonstration of EVM-tampering, the most striking image of the day was that of a silent Arvind Kejriwal.

    Before the session began, the Delhi chief minister had tweeted that there would be a major revelation made in the Assembly. However, the major revelation turned out to be on EVMs.

    Kejriwal is yet to speak on the bribery allegations levelled against him by sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra. 

    So was the EVM demo drama a diversionary tactic of the party? Time will tell.

  • 15:30 (IST)

    AAP shows the final results of manipulation

  • 15:28 (IST)

    AAP taunts BJP legislators over EVM tampering

    After proving that an EVM machine can be manipulated, Saurabh Bhardwaj taunts BJP legislators and claims that they won their elections in that manner. This leads to a flare up between BJP and AAP MLAs in the Assembly. 

  • 15:22 (IST)

    AAP's Twitter handle on an overdrive in its EVM revelations

  • 15:19 (IST)

    Secret codes behind tampering?

    Saurabh Bhardwaj brings the cheat sheet of all secret codes that need to be fed into the EVM machine in order to manipulate the machines. He says that the secret codes are fed into the system after a certain period of time. He adds that the secret codes depend on the position of a candidate in the race. He says that if a candidate is third in the race, then a secret code corresponding to the third position is fed into the system. This helps the candidate to win, Bhardwaj claims. 

  • 15:14 (IST)

    LIVE EVM tampering continues 

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    Live EVM tampering in Delhi Assembly

    Perhaps what can be termed as unprecedented in Indian political history, AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj is currently conducting a live demonstration of show how easy it for anyone to tamper an EVM machine. 

  • 14:59 (IST)

    Vijender Gupta slams AAP

    The BJP leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly is sitting outside in dharna. He has asked for the arrest of Satyendra Jain in the bribery scandal. Talking to media persons, he claimed that democracy has been murdered in the state and that the AAP is encouraging corruption in Delhi. 

  • 14:51 (IST)

    Arvind Kejriwal in Assembly; yet to speak

    While EVM tampering row is being discussed in the Delhi Assembly, the Delhi Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal is yet to speak on the bribery allegations made by Kapil Mishra against him. 

  • 14:47 (IST)

    Vijendra Gupta slams AAP over 1,000 crore scam

    After being marshalled out of the House, Vijendra Gupta trained his guns on the Aam Aadmi Party and its involvement in the 1,000 crore land scam. He added that the BJP is not being allowed to raise the issue by the ruling party. 

  • 14:45 (IST)

    People are doubtful about EC

    Speaking in Assembly, AAP MLA Naresh Yadav claims that the country's trust on the Election Commission is declining due to the constant EVM tampering. He also claims that the Centre is least interested in looking into the allegations. 

  • 14:38 (IST)

    AAP  to demonstrate EVM tampering 

    At a time when the Election Commission has dared hackers to tamper EVM machines, the Aam Aadmi Party has promised to show tampering of(Electronic Voting Machines) EVMs to expose the truth. 

  • 14:34 (IST)

    Kapil Mishra present in Assembly

    While Alka Lamba is speaking on EVM tampering, it is interesting to note that rebel AAP leader Kapil Mishra is present in the Assembly. 

  • 14:32 (IST)

    Alka Lamba speaks in Assembly

    AAP leader Alka Lamba talks on the EVM tampering row. She claims that when the party went to the EC, the EC said that the EVMs used in the MCD polls were not their responsibility. Lamba raises the question as to why VVPAT machines are not being used to conduct elections. 

    Lamba also does some self praise that it is the Delhi government which has been instrumental in forcing the Centre to sanction over Rs 3,000 crores for procuring VVPAT machines. 

  • 14:23 (IST)

    Vijendra Gupta thrown out of the Assembly

    Amid the ruckus, Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Nivas Goel has dismissed BJP MLA Vijendra Gupta from the House for a day. 

  • 14:19 (IST)

    Total pandemonium in Delhi Assembly

    Even as AAP MLA Alka Lamba is speaking in the Assembly, the four-member BJP is creating ruckus and stopping the House from working. The first 15 minutes have thus been wasted in the ruckus. 

  • 14:17 (IST)

    A 1,000 crore land scam?

    BJP leader Vijendra Gupta claims that the Arvind Kejriwal government has been indulging in a Rs 1,000 crore land scam in Delhi. 

  • 14:12 (IST)

    BJP leader Vijendra Gupta speaks on the floor of the House

    While the Speaker has barred members from speaking out of turn, BJP MLA Vijendra Gupta spoke up and claimed a Rs 1,000 crore scam by the Kejriwal government. 

  • 14:09 (IST)

    Delhi Assembly begins 

    Delhi Assembly begins as all eyes are on Arvind Kejriwal's defence over corruption allegations against him. The Speaker calls it a historic meeting for the sake of Indian democracy. 

  • 14:02 (IST)

    Listen to what Manoj Tiwari had to say

Former Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Saturday alleged that the police were trying to "forcibly" take him to hospital based on "fake reports" given by doctors, just a day before he was planning to make another "expose".

He claimed that the report of his health is "faked" by the doctors, who were directly reporting to health minister Satyendra Jain, even as a team of doctors from Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital late tonight examined Mishra and said his vitals, including blood pressure and sugar level, were normal.

"Before tomorrow's expose, they are spreading fake news and trying to divert attention. It is a ploy to end my hunger strike," Mishra said in a tweet.

"Doctors gave fake report. They report directly to health minister Satyendar Jain," he stated in another tweet.

Mishra, who was recently sacked from Delhi cabinet, had started an indefinite hunger strike on Wednesday demanding Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) divulge details of foreign tours undertaken by five of its leaders.

Doctors had yesterday advised hospitalisation to Mishra due to drop in blood sugar level and dehydration.

Mishra also asked the Delhi police commissioner to not take actions based on "fake reports".

"Sir @CPDelhi, Please don't do this just based on a fake report. I am fighting for a big cause. It's a conspiracy," the MLA said in a tweet.

Kapil Mishra. Image courtesy @KapilMishraAAP

Kapil Mishra. Image courtesy @KapilMishraAAP

In a late night development, a team of doctors from RML hospital examined Mishra and said his vitals, including blood sugar level, pulse, blood pressure, is normal.

However, he had mild dehydration which is due to no salt intake since last four days, the doctors said, adding it was a case of "starvation ketosis".

Meanwhile, police officials reached Mishra's house to take him to hospital but he remained adamant on not going with them.

"Mishra is adamant to not leave his house before he holds a press conference at 11 am on Sunday. He has gone inside his house saying he wants to meditate," a source said.

Earlier, a team of doctors from Aruna Asaf Ali hospital had examined him in the afternoon and evening and advised his hospitalisation.

Mishra mounted a fresh attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday, accusing him of using AAP MLAs as "shield" after party legislator Sanjeev Jha announced a hunger strike to counter the rebel leader's ongoing fast.

Jha was detained by the police twice while he was proceeding to stage the planned hunger strike outside Mishra's residence. He later began his "indefinite strike" at Jantar Mantar.

Jha has demanded that Mishra come clean on the claim that he saw health minister Jain pay Rs two crore to Kejriwal.

In an "open letter" to Kejriwal, Mishra again pressed for divulging the details of foreign tours undertaken by five leaders of the party.

"How much drama will you create to hide one truth. You are trying all tactics to divert attention. Don't try any new tactic tomorrow.

"You (Kejriwal) made a strategy to use MLAs as a shield. However, only one MLA came forward to be that shield?" Mishra said, adding he would make his next "expose" tomorrow.

He further said "thief" is demanding to hand over all the evidences to him.

"Then he would prove himself innocent by becoming a judge, a lawyer and a witness," he added.

In the morning, Jha, who is an MLA from Burari, went to Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial, to "seek blessings".

"On 7 May, Mishra had said that Kejriwal had met Jain where he paid him Rs two crore. My question to him is at what time did he meet the chief minister. Which car did he use? I have the entire day's video footage (of people entering Kejriwal).

"The whole world knows about Kejriwal's credentials and he (Mishra) should give evidence to back his claim. If it turns out to be true, even I will join him in his hunger strike against Kejriwal," Jha said.

Mishra hit back at Jha with another "open letter" and "advised" him to drink lots of water during the hunger strike.

With inputs from PTI


Published Date: May 14, 2017 03:07 pm | Updated Date: May 14, 2017 03:06 pm

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