Mishra Begins Hunger Strike, Demands Details of Travel Funding


Calling his hunger strike a "peaceful protest", Kapil Mishra, who was removed by Kejriwal as Delhi's Water Resources Minister on Saturday, told the media: "I will be fasting till the party shares details of the foreign travel of five leaders in the last two years".

Mishra's letter comes a day after he was suspended from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) following his allegation that Jain had also settled a Rs 50 crore land deal in favour of Kejriwal's brother-in-law. "I will continue to sit on hunger strike till details of global travel expenses of five AAP leaders are shared", he had said.

The youth has been identified as Ankit Bhardwaj.

The attacker was nabbed by the others present and handed over to police.

Echoing similar sentiment, another BJP leader R.P. Singh asserted that AAP was afraid of facing questions posed by Kapil Mishra. "We don't support violence of any kind". He had accused the Kejriwal regime of using public money on foreign trips for Sanjay Singh, Ashish Khetan, Satyendar Jain, Raghav Chadha, and Durgesh Pathak. "There has been a continuous effort by the BJP to act against AAP", Singh told ANI.

Mishra sat under a tent pitched close to what was his office till a few days ago, with a garlanded photograph of Mahatma Gandhi behind him.

More news: Roberto Soldado posts heartfelt White Hart Lane tribute on Instagram
More news: Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Eli Lilly and Co (LLY) to Buy
More news: Trump may pick Comey's replacement next week

Till some time back, Mishra had been accusing the BJP of shielding Dikshit in the case and later he alleged that the AAP government tried to shield her. It is not a dharna but a satyagraha.

Meanwhile, The Anti-Corruption Branch yesterday had recorded the statement of Mishra over his allegations that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had influenced the probe into a Rs 400 crore tanker scam.

The Delhi unit of Congress has sought the sanction of Lt Governor Anil Baijal for initiating prosecution against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for "gross abuse of power" by the AAP government, as pointed out by the Shunglu Committee.

Mishra said: "The man suddenly attacked me and hit me on my neck before he was caught by the people here" and appealed to his supporters to remain calm.

He said in the past, several allegations were made against AAP leaders, but all they turned to be "baseless".