After triggering a political storm by labelling corruption charges against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, sacked Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra is seeking lie detector test on Arvind Kejriwal and Satyendra Jain.
In connection with the water tanker scam, the sacked minister has reached the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) where he is likely to give more evidence of corruption charges against the Chief Minister.
While calling for a lie detection test, Mishra said, “The CBI should do a lie detector test on all three of us. Right now, I am at the ACB to give details of tanker scam.”
Mishra had informed Lt Governor Anil Baijal about the issue and is also ready to provide details to investigating agencies.
Mishra had claimed that he was a witness to Delhi Chief Minister accepting a bribe of Rs 2 crore in cash from Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
“Day before yesterday (Friday), I saw Jain hand over Rs 2 crore in cash to Kejriwal at his residence. When I asked about the money, Kejriwal refused to answer,” Mishra said, a day after being sacked on May 6.
However, the corruption charge was categorically rejected by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia as “unsubstantiated”.
“The kind of allegations against Kejriwal are unsubstantiated. No one will believe them. There is no substance in this allegation,” Sisodia said.
“We had faith in him and always thought he would make things right. But I cannot stay silent after what I witnessed,” he said.
While the sacked minister wants a lie detection test, the opposition is demanding Kejriwal’s resignation.
The main opposition in the Delhi assembly, BJP and the Congress want the Chief Minister to immediately step down from the post.
“Kejriwal has no moral right to hold the post of Chief Minister. He must resign immediately,” Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party President Manoj Tiwari said.
“The Centre, the Anti-Corruption Bureau and the CBI should immediately take action and register a FIR against Kejriwal,” Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken told the media.
While this was so, social activist Anna Hazare on May 7 expressed his deep sadness over the current situation surrounding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“I am deeply saddened by whatever I saw on television,” Hazare told media persons.