Sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra accuses Kejriwal of laundering money, then faints
Mishra fainted a little after he started making his allegations. The former Delhi water minister has now been on a hunger strike for five days. Photograph: (ANI)
Sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra accused Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday of laundering money.
He said, at a press conference called by him, that the Aam Aadmi Party had lied to the election commission about the funding it had got.
In the financial year 2013-14, he said, the party had Rs 45 crore in its bank account but it told the EC it had got only Rs 9 crore in donations.
Mishra said the party had hidden Rs 36 crore.
He said the party acquired the money through shell companies.
Mishra added that the party converted black money into white through hawala transactions.
Then, a little after he started making his allegations, Mishra fainted.
Mishra has been on a hunger strike for five days now. He says the strike is indefinite.
Mishra, who used to be Delhi's water minister, was unexpectedly sacked on May 6.
The Aam Aadmi Party says it was because of poor performance.