New Delhi: Sacked Delhi Water Minister on Wednesday launched an indefinite hunger strike and told Aam Aadmi Party convenor and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that he won’t eat a thing until he gets an asnwer from him where party leaders got the money to fund their foreign trips.
“Today, I will be starting my hunger strike. Please give all the details of your cabinet ministers’ foreign tours. I will only drink, I will not eat any thing. Where was the money spend? You were the one who said that we don’t have money to fight elections, then where did the funding come from? How did they all go on on foreign tours? They took foreign tours only because Arvind Kejriwal told them to. I got a call from an international number, where the person threatened to kill me. I have also received a lot of abuse through WhatsApp messages,” he said.
“This is not a Hunger Strike. This is Satyagrah,” the former Delhi Water Minister added.
In his second twitter-letter in two days, Mishra said that Kejriwal has always asserted that the party doesn’t have the money to even fight elections.
…so then where did the money come from for these foreign trips?” asked Mishra, in a clear reference to trips abroad over the last two years by Sanjay Singh, Ashish Khetan, Satyendar Jain, Raghav Chadha and Durgesh Pathak.
Kapil Mishra was suspended from AAP after he levelled serious allegations against Arvind Kejriwal accepting Rs 2 crore in a dodgy transaction from Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain.
Earlier in the day, Mishra had challenged the AAP chief to contest election against him.
“You are trying to remove me from the assembly, I challenge you to contest the elections against me, from any seat. Let’s fight the election from my Karawal Nagar seat or even your New Delhi seat. If you believe that people are with you, then I am ready to resign,” Mishra said while reading out a letter addressed to his ‘Guru’ Arvind Kejriwal.